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Submitted: 16 May 2007
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC930695

Species determination of human hookworm using the polyethylene-tube culture technique in selected areas in the Philippines.

 Cabrera BD

A total of 4,208 stool specimens from individuals coming from the six selected municipalities in the Philippines were cultured and examined. Approximately 47% were found positive for hookworm larvae. Of the positive cases, 97% were Necator americanus, 1% Ancylostoma duodenale and 2-3% mixed infection. The prevalence rate was highest in the Bicol Region (Sorsogon and Camarines Sur) and lowest in Cavite. Hookworm infection is consistently higher in adults than in children in the six areas and slightly higher in males than in females. Culture technique for determination of hookworm species is ideal because the drug of choice in the treatment of each species is different. (Summary)

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Collected Papers on the Control of Soil-transmitte
1983 Aug
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