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Korean J Parasitol. 1995 Sep;33(3):235-237. English.
Published online Sep 20, 1995.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1995.33.3.235
Copyright © 1995 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Helminths in Rattus norvegicus captured in Chunchon, Korea
J K Seong,1.3S Huh,2J S Lee,3 and Y S Oh*1
2Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chunchon 200-702, Korea.
Received July 22, 1995; Accepted August 10, 1995.


We report helminthic infections in the liver and intestine of Rattus norvegicus captured in Chunchon, Korea from April to October, 1994. Out of 43 examined rats, eggs of Capillaria hepatica were found in 11, Hymenolepis diminuta in 14 and Taenia taeniaeformis metacestodes in 28. Those rats can be sources of zoonotic infections in the surveyed area.


Table 1
Prevalance of infection by 3 species of parasitic helminths in Rattus norvegicus captured in Chunchon, Korea

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