STUDIES ON THE LIFE-CYCLE OF PARAGONIMUS AND THE CONTROL OF PARAGONIMIASIS IN SHIKOKU AREA.
Final rept. Sep 68-Jun 69,
HATANO CLINIC MATSUYAMA (JAPAN)
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The life cycle, classification, pathology and control of the lung fluke, Paragonimus westermani, has been studied. Research is presented on the distribution and prevalence of reservoir hosts and vectors for the parasite. Epidemiology of the disease, paragonimiasis, its diagnosis and therapy are discussed. Identification of this endemic disease on Shikoku Island, Japan has long been known. Several workers have reported the presence of paragonimiasis by partial research in the study area. It was clarified that this area is one of the highest infected areas with Paragonimus westermani in Japan.