The pig as a host for Schistosoma mekongi in Laos

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Strandgaard, H
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dc.contributor
Johansen, MV
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dc.contributor
Pholsena, K
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Teixayavong, K
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Christensen, NO
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dc.date.accessioned
2015-11-10T12:45:27Z
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dc.date.available
2015-11-10T12:45:27Z
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dc.date.issued
2001
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dc.identifier.citation
J. Parasitol.;JUN;2001;87;3
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dc.identifier.issn
0022-3395
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dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2614
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dc.description.abstract
A survey of helminths in domestic pigs was conducted in Khong District, Laos, to elucidate if these domestic animals could act as definitive hosts for Schistosoma mekongi and to obtain a general overview of their helminthological infection status. Fecal samples were collected from 98 pigs. Twelve pigs (12.2%) were found to excrete S. mekongi eggs. Infection was confirmed by detection of S. mekongi eggs in tissues of liver, rectum, and cecum of 2 pigs. A total of 75.8% of the pigs was infected with 1 or more helminth species. This study showed that pigs may act as a definitive host for S. mekongi.
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dc.language.iso
English
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dc.publisher
J PARASITOL
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dc.subject
JAPONICUM
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dc.title
The pig as a host for Schistosoma mekongi in Laos
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