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Re-Examination of Opisthorchis viverrini in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Northeastern Thailand, Indicates Continued Needs for Health Intervention
- Kaewpitoon, Soraya J (Parasitic Disease Research Unit, Suranaree University) ;
- Rujirakul, Ratana (Parasitic Disease Research Unit, Suranaree University) ;
- Loyd, Ryan A (School of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, Suranaree University) ;
- Panpimanmas, Sukij (Suranaree University of Technology Hospital) ;
- Matrakool, Likit (Suranaree University of Technology Hospital) ;
- Tongtawee, Taweesak (Suranaree University of Technology Hospital) ;
- Kompor, Porntip (Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University) ;
- Norkaew, Jun (Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University) ;
- Chavengkun, Wasugree (Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University) ;
- Kujapan, Jirawoot (Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University) ;
- Polphimai, Sukanya (Faculty of Public Health, Vongchavalitkul University) ;
- Phatisena, Tanida (Faculty of Public Health, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University) ;
- Eaksunti, Thawatchai (Faculty of Public Health, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University) ;
- Polsripradist, Poowadol (Provincial Public Health of Nakhon Ratchasima) ;
- Padchasuwan, Natnapa (Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University) ;
- Kaewpitoon, Natthawut (Parasitic Disease Research Unit, Suranaree University)
- Published : 2016.02.05
Opisthorchis viverrini infection is associated with cholangiocarcinoma particularly in the cases of chronic or re-infection. This presents a serious health problem in northeastern and northern Thailand. A community base approach is required for surveillance. Therefore, in a pilot project, re-examination of O. viverrini infection was conducted in the 3 districts of Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand, during June and October 2015. A total of 355 participants from a 194,152 population, was selected through multi-stage sampling. O. viverrini infection was determined using modified Kato Katz thick smear technique. Participants were 229 males and 126 females, and aged
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