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Schistosomiasis in Cambodia: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1030834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human schistosomiasis has been known in Cambodia only since 1968. In 1968-1970, many cases were detected in the provincial capital of Kratié. Infection seemed to be confined to the ethnic Vietnamese fishermen who inhabited raft houses (= floating villages) on the Mekong River at Kratié. Overall prevalence in fishermen of all ages was between 7 and 10%. In the children of fishermen between the ages of 1 to 14, the prevalence was between 14 and 22%. Transmission was apparently limited to floating houses stationed more or less permanently near shore and connected to each other in a chain. It is believed that transmission occurred only in the areas of still water which were created between raft and shore. The principal focus of schistosomiasis in Cambodia appears to be Kratié. Only a few cases have been detected elsewhere in the country. The parasite is undoubtedly identical with the Schistosoma reported from humans and dogs at Khong Island, Laos. However, the transmitting snail in Laos, Lithoglyphopsis aperta, has thus far not been reported from the Mekong River in Cambodia.
C R Schneider
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-06-30     Completed Date:  1977-06-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Disease Reservoirs
Feces / parasitology
Middle Aged
Parasite Egg Count
Schistosomiasis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  transmission
Skin Tests

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