Prevalence of Gnathostoma spinigerum Infection in Wild and Cultured Swamp Eels in Vietnam

  title={Prevalence of Gnathostoma spinigerum Infection in Wild and Cultured Swamp Eels in Vietnam},
  author={T. P. M. Sieu and T. K. Dung and Nguyễn Thị Quỳnh Nga and T. V. Hien and A. Dalsgaard and J. Waikagul and K. Murrell},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
  • T. P. M. Sieu, T. K. Dung, +4 authors K. Murrell
  • Published in The Journal of parasitology 2009
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Abstract Human infections with Gnathostoma spinigerum frequently occur in southern Vietnam. Previous investigations have implicated infected swamp eels (Monopterus albus) as an important source of infection to humans. Because aquaculture of M. alba is an important farming activity in Vietnam, a 2-yr study was carried out to assess the relative importance of farmed and wild eels as potential sources of gnathostome infections in humans. Eels sold for public consumption in markets in southern… CONTINUE READING

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