a cross-sectional study on intestinal parasitic infections in rural communities, northeast thailand.despite the existence of effective anthelmintics, parasitic infections remain a major public health problem in southeast asia, including thailand. in rural communities, continuing infection is often reinforced by dietary habits that have a strong cultural basis and by poor personal hygiene and sanitation. this study presents a survey of the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among the people in rural thailand. the community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in villages in khon ...201324516280
the potential usefulness of the modified kato thick smear technique in the detection of intestinal sarcocystosis during field surveys.a total of 479 stool specimens were collected from rural communities of ubon ratchathani province, thailand and examined by two techniques: the modified kato thick smear and the direct smear. the prevalence of opisthorchis viverrini (14.8%), hookworm (10.2%), sarcocystis spp (4.6%), taenia spp (2.9%), strongyloides stercoralis (2.1%), giardia lamblia (1.2%), echinostoma spp (0.6%), ascaris lumbricoides (0.4%), entamoeba histolytica (0.2%), chilomastix mesnili (0.2%) and endolimax nana (0.2%) wer ...200717539271
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