Exceptionally high prevalence of infection of Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos with Opisthorchis viverrini cercariae in different wetlands in Thailand and Lao PDR.

@article{Kiatsopit2012ExceptionallyHP,
  title={Exceptionally high prevalence of infection of Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos with Opisthorchis viverrini cercariae in different wetlands in Thailand and Lao PDR.},
  author={Nadda Kiatsopit and Paiboon Sithithaworn and Weerachai Saijuntha and Thidarut Boonmars and Smarn Tesana and Jiraporn Sithithaworn and Trevor Neil Petney and Ross H. Andrews},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={
          464-9
        }
}
The carcinogenic liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, requires Bithynia snail intermediate hosts in its life cycle. However, the prevalence of O. viverrini in snail intermediate hosts is typically low (< 1%). Here, we examined B. siamensis goniomphalos from 48 localities in Thailand and The Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and reported high-prevalence levels of O. viverrini. The highest-prevalence levels per locality were 6.93% (mean = 3.04%) in Thailand and 8.37% (mean = 2.01%) in… CONTINUE READING

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