First molecular identification and report of genetic diversity of Strongyloides stercoralis, a current major soil-transmitted helminth in humans from Lao People’s Democratic Republic

@article{Laymanivong2016FirstMI,
  title={First molecular identification and report of genetic diversity of Strongyloides stercoralis, a current major soil-transmitted helminth in humans from Lao People’s Democratic Republic},
  author={Sakhone Laymanivong and Bouasy Hangvanthong and Bounnaloth Insisiengmay and Viengxay Vanisaveth and Pinnakhone Laxachack and Jurairat Jongthawin and Oranuch Sanpool and Tongjit Thanchomnang and Lakkhana Sadaow and Issarapong Phosuk and Rutchanee Rodpai and Wanchai Maleewong and Pewpan M. Intapan},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={115},
  pages={2973-2980}
}
Strongyloidiasis is a major soil-transmitted helminth (STH) disease that affects people worldwide. We present updated data on prevalence in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) in 2015, arising from a community cross-sectional helminthiasis survey. Fecal samples were collected from 327 individuals across three provinces in Lao PDR (Luang Prabang in the north, Khammouane in the center, and Champasack in the south). Agar plate culture and Kato-Katz methods were used to examine duplicate… 
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