Intestinal Parasites in Man in Labrador, Canada

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  • Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Macdonald College, Ste.-Aune-de-Believue, P.Q., Canada

Labrador, a previously unsurveyed area of Canada, has been sampled for human intestinal parasites. Four hundred and one asymptomatic volunteers between 1 and 72 years of age, including Inuit, Naskapi and whites, were examined during the summer of 1977. They harboured: Entamoeba coli, E. histolytica, E. hartmanni, Giardia lamblia and Diphyllobothrium sp. The infection rates are considerably lower than those found in other studies of Northern Canadian communities.

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