Volume 94, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



is a zoonotic infection with a worldwide distribution. Autochthonous cases have not been reported in the Amazon region of Peru. Operculated eggs resembling were identified in the stools of five out of 215 subjects in a remote indigenous community of the Peruvian jungle. Polymerase chain reaction targeting cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 () gene and sequencing of the products confirmed infection.


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  • Received : 20 Oct 2015
  • Accepted : 21 Dec 2015
  • Published online : 01 Jun 2016

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