1921
Volume 31, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

Isolated cases of schistosomiasis were discovered on stool examination among Cambodian refugees residing in Thailand. Further epidemiologic investigations were conducted on a sample of 5,085 Cambodian refugees in the Ban-Kaeng holding center, using the intradermal skin test as a screening device to determine the prevalence of this disease. A positive diagnosis of was confirmed in 17 of those examined by recovery of eggs in the stool. The prevalence of schistomiasis in the Bang-Kaeng camp was 3.3 cases/1,000 population. All positive cases came from geographic areas in Cambodia where schistosomiasis has not been previously reported, indicating that schistosomiasis in Cambodia is currently more widespread than generally believed.

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1982-09-01
2017-11-18
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  • Accepted : 18 Jan 1982

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