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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1964 Dec;2(3):189-194. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1964.2.3.189
Copyright © 1964 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Studies on paragonimiasis in Ko-Hoong County, Korea (Report 1.). An epidemiologic survey for human paragonimiasis by the use of intradermal screening test
Suck Young Kang,In Kyu Loh,Too Yong Song and Tuck Sool Lyu
Department of Internal Medicine, & Institute of Endemic Diseases, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
Departmet of Parasitology, Medical General Laboratory, R.O.K.A.
Ko-Hoong County Health Center, Chun-Nam Province, Korea.
Abstract

Authors carried out the survey for human paragonimiasis in Ko-Hoong County, Chun-Nam Province, Korea from July to September 1964 by the use of intradermal screening test with Veronal buffered saline antigen. Eight myuns (village) out of 13 myuns of this county were selected for the survey, regarding balanced selection. The number of 2,916 primary school children of high class and 764 residents of all age groups in these areas were examined (total 3,680; male 1,961; female 1,719).

The following results were obtained in this survey.

1) As a whole, 20.1 per cent of the examiners showed positive reaction, with sexual difference of 20.9 per cent in male and 19.1 per cent in female.

2) In regional differences of positive rate, the highest rate(50.1 per cent) was showed at Po-Doo myun and lowest rate(3.6 per cent) was showed at Do-Yang myun.

3) In age group, the highest positive rate was showed in 16 to 20 age group (46.7 per cent).

4) In regional comparison of paragonimiasis infectivity of whole nation (province and county), Ko-Hoong County as nearly same as the Hea-Nam County, Chun-Nam Province follows next of Cheju Province, the highest prevalance area of paragonimiasis in Korea, in concentration of prevalence of paragonimiasis.

Figures


Fig. 1
Map of Goheung-gun (county), Jeollanam-do, Korea


Fig. 2
Intradermal skin test positive rate for Paragonimus westermani infection in 8 myeons (village), Goheung-gun (county), Jeollanam-do, Korea

Tables


Table 1
Result of survey on Paragonimus westermani infection in Goheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea


Table 2
Intradermal skin test positive rate for Paragonimus westermani infection in Goheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea


Table 3
Intradermal skin test positive rate for Paragonimus westermani infection in Goheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea according to age

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