INTESTINAL PARASITES IN PEOPLES OF TAIWAN. A CURSORY SURVEY OF HUA-FAN-SHE VILLAGE (SUN MOON LAKE, NAN-TOU, HSIEN); A NEW LOCALITY FOR ENDEMIC CLONORCHIASIS.
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 TAIPEI (TAIWAN)
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The paper is one in a series concerned with a broad parasitological program conducted over a period of several years on Taiwan. A cursory survey of Tsou aborigines in the central part of the island has shown a sparseness of the protozoans commonly associated with man and the pathogen, Entamoeba histolytica, was not detected. Rates of infection for the common helminths of man fell within the rates of expectation and were commensurate with helminth infection potentials for the area. Strongyloides occurred in 3 of persons examined, representing a record high rate for Taiwan. Clonorchis was detected in 39 of people sampled in an area not previously recognized as endemic for the Chinese liver fluke. Author
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