Potential risk of a liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini infection brought by immigrants from prevalent areas: A case study in the lower Northern Thailand.

@article{Pumidonming2018PotentialRO,
  title={Potential risk of a liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini infection brought by immigrants from prevalent areas: A case study in the lower Northern Thailand.},
  author={Wilawan Pumidonming and Hirotaka Katahira and Makoto Igarashi and Doaa Salman and Abdelbaset Eweda Abdelbaset and Khamphon Sangkaeo},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2018},
  volume={178},
  pages={
          213-218
        }
}
Considering the long lifespan of the liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini, human mobility from prevalent regions to other neighboring areas has the possibility to disperse carriers and complicate the opisthorchiasis problem. To evaluate this, mass screening of the fluke infection was conducted in nine communities of lower Northern Thailand, combined with a questionnaire survey to distinguish the participant's origin. The liver fluke infection was found in 70 individuals (7.2%) of the examined 971… CONTINUE READING
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