Epidemiology of Necator Americanus Hookworm Infections in Xiulongkan Village, Hainan Province, China: High Prevalence and Intensity Among Middle-Aged and Elderly Residents

  title={Epidemiology of Necator Americanus Hookworm Infections in Xiulongkan Village, Hainan Province, China: High Prevalence and Intensity Among Middle-Aged and Elderly Residents},
  author={Nikita Gandhi and Chen Jizhang and Kaveh Khoshnood and Xu Fuying and Liu Shanwen and L Yaoruo and Zhan Bin and Xue Haechou and T Chongjin and W. C. Yan and Wang Wensen and H Dungxing and Chun Sik Chong and Xiao Shuhua and John M. Hawdon and Peter Jay Hotez},
  booktitle={Journal of Parasitology},
Hookworm is highly endemic to Hainan Province, an island located in the South China Sea. To investigate the prevalence and intensity of infection in the area, the village of Xiulongkan was surveyed between April and July 1998. A cross-sectional study was conducted in which fecal samples of 80% of the village residents (631 individuals) were tested for the presence of helminth eggs. Hookworm was the predominant intestinal helminth in Xiulongkan, where it was determined that 60% of those tested… 

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