The epidemiology of infection with Entamoeba histolytica in the Gambia, West Africa.

@article{Bray1977TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of infection with Entamoeba histolytica in the Gambia, West Africa.},
  author={Robert S. Bray and Walter G. Harris},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1977},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={401-7}
}
A country-wide stool survey of The Gambia showed the prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica cysts to range from 13.7% up-country in the dry season to 52.3% near the coast. A longitudinal survey showed a near 100% infection rate over one year and a sharp rise in prevalence as the rains commence with an equally sharp fall as the rains progress. Specific antibody levels are elevated and reasonably constant through the year. Carriers generally show no specific lymphocyte reactivity to amoebic antigen… CONTINUE READING