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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1969 Dec;7(3):167-170. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1969.7.3.167
Copyright © 1969 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
The prevalence of intestinal parasitesin ROKA soldiers at Won-Ju area
Seung Dae Park, Col.,Doo Seung Kim, Lt. Col. and Yong Suk Ryang, Lt.
First Field Medical Laboratory, Korea.

A survey on the prevalence of intestinal parasites was performed during the period from April to June of 1969, to evaluate the present status of parasitic infections in ROK Army soldiers.

Stool specimens of 1,0l2 soldiers were collected from a camp located in Won-Ju area, and examined by the method of formalin-ether sedimentation technique. For protozoan cysts, examined slide was stained with Lugol's iodine solution and for eggs of Enterobius, the Graham's scotch cellulose tape anal swab technique was applied.

The results obtained in this survey were as follows:

1) Of the 1,012 soldiers examined, 95.0% were found infected by one or more intestinal parasites and 28.7% were found positive for protozoan cysts.

2) The positive rates of each parasites were; A. lumbricoides 61.0%, T. trichiurus 73.4%, hookworm 17.5%, T. orientalis 9.5%, E. vermicularis 0.1% (from stool specimen), C. sinensis 8.8%, M. yokogawai 1.1%, Taenia sp. 1.0% (from stool), H. nana 0.3% and E. histolytica 7.4%. E. coli 12.6%, E. nana 5.9%, I. buetchlii 0.7 pecent, G. lamblia 6.1%, and C. mesnili 0.8%.

3) From the anal swabs, eggs of Enterobius were recovered in 2.6%, and eggs of Taenia sp. showed positive rate of 1.5%.


Table 1
The Prevalence Rate of Intestinal Parasites in 1,012 ROKL soldiers

Table 2
The Prevalence Rate of Various Intestinal Parasites in 1,012 ROKL soldiers

Table 3
Occurrence of Polyparasitism in ROKL soldiers

Table 4
The Comparison of prevalence with the Reports of Previous Authors

1. Seo BS, Rim HJ, Loh IK, Lee SH, Cho SY, Park SC, Bae JW, Kim JH, Lee JS, Koo BY, Kim KS. [Study On The Status Of Helminthic Infections In Koreans]. Korean J Parasitol 1969;7(1):53–70.
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