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Brief Communication
Korean J Parasitol. 1994 Mar;32(1):61-63. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1994.32.1.61
Copyright © 1994 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
A follow-up examination of intestinal parasitic infections of the Army soldiers in Whachon-gun, Korea
S Huh,*1S U Lee,1 and S C Huh2
1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chunchon 200-702, Korea.
Received January 03, 1994; Accepted February 22, 1994.


A follow-up stool examination was done to know the status of intestinal parasitic infections in Army soldiers who were stationing in Whachon-gun, Kangwon-do, Korea in 1993. Of 233 examined soldiers, Infections with Clonorchis sinensis (0.4%), Metagonimus spp. (0.9%), Echinostoma hortense (0.4%), Neodiplostomum seoulensis (0.4) and Giardia lamblia (3/233) were found. E. hortense and N. seoulensis infections were each 75th, and 27th cases in Korea. Regular control program of intestinal parasitic infections might be able to contribute to diminish the prevalence rate in young Army soldiers in Korea.

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