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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1973 Apr;11(1):21-25. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1973.11.1.21
Copyright © 1973 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Further observations on the prevalence of Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus in the Taegu area
Dong Wik Choi,Chong Yoon Joo,Doo Hong Ahn and Yung Myung Kim
Department of Parasitology, Kyungpook National University, School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Department of Pediatrics, Kyungpook National University, School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.

In order to determine the prevalence of Necator americanus, 182 fecal samples were collected from school children in the Taegu vicinity. These sample were subsequently cultured by the Harada-Mori technique.

Necator americanus was differentiated from Ancylostoma duodenale using the bases of morphological characteristics of filariform larvae.

Necator americanus was not found in the vicinity of Taegu.


Table 1
Comparative morphological characteristics of filariform larvae

Table 2
Recovery rates for intestinal helminth eggs detected from a single stool specimen in 763 school children and teachers in Taegu

Table 3
Proportion of larval nematodes in 182 fecal samples cultivated by Harada-Mori technique

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