Seroepidemiology of Toxocara Canis infection among primary schoolchildren in the capital area of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

@inproceedings{Fu2014SeroepidemiologyOT,
  title={Seroepidemiology of Toxocara Canis infection among primary schoolchildren in the capital area of the Republic of the Marshall Islands},
  author={Chung-Jung Fu and Ting-Wu Chuang and Huei-Shan Lin and Chih-hsiung Wu and Yung-Ching Liu and Mailynn K Langinlur and Min-Yun Lu and Wesley Wei-Wen Hsiao and C. Kenneth Fan},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Toxocariasis, which is predominantly caused by Toxocara canis (T. canis) infection, is a common zoonotic parasitosis worldwide; however, the status of toxocariasis endemicity in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) remains unknown. METHODS A seroepidemiological investigation was conducted among 166 primary school children (PSC) aged 7-12 years from the capital area of the RMI. Western blots based the excretory-secretory antigens of larval T. canis (TcES) was employed, and… CONTINUE READING
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