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Survey on cystic echinococcosis in Tibetans, West China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12039679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a serious public health problem in West China. The Tibetan has a nature relation with these definitive and intermediate hosts in West China. Although Tibet is CE endemic, a few community studies have been reported. Eight hundred and eighty two Tibetans residing in the three rural communes of Tianzhu County, Gansu province of West China were investigated by serology and ultrasound scanning. 11.2% serum antibody positive rate in ELISA test was found out, and a 12.1% ultrasound rate of hepatic CE was found in the sero-positive population. Seropositivity rates varied for communes between 7.6 and 13.7%. Overall, females had a significantly greater risk of infection than males-ratio was about 2:1. The local behaviors were investigated and showed that family dog and grazing could not effect the infectious rates, but the number of sheep owned a family had a positive correlation with the infection rates. The infectious rate of hunting population was significantly higher than that of no-hunting population. The educated level of Tibetans in school had no effect on the infected rates.
Yana Bai; Ning Cheng; Cipeng Jiang; Qi Wang; Darueng Cao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta tropica     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0001-706X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Trop.     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-31     Completed Date:  2002-07-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370374     Medline TA:  Acta Trop     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, Lanzhou Medical College, Gansu, Lanzhou, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Antigens, Helminth / blood*
Child, Preschool
Echinococcosis / epidemiology*,  immunology*,  ultrasonography
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Epidemiologic Methods
Life Style*
Rural Population
Sex Distribution
Tibet / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, Helminth

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