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Korean J Parasitol. 1995 Mar;33(1):65-67. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1995.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1995.33.1.65
Copyright © 1995 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Intestinal parasitic infections in the residents of an emigration camp in Tijuana, Mexico
Sun Huh,*1Curie Ahn,2 and Jong-Yil Chai3
1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chunchon 200-702, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799, Korea.
3Department of Parasitology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799, Korea.
Received February 07, 1995; Accepted March 02, 1995.


We examined stool specimens of the residents in the emigration camp in Tijuana, Mexico for helminth eggs or protozoan cysts with formalin-ethyl acetate concentration method in February and July 1992. Out of 92 examined samples, number of positive was 49 (53.3%). While number of cumulative positive was 66 (71.7%). Cysts of Entamoeba coli (29.3%) Giardia lamblia (9.8%), Entamoeba histolytica (7.6%), and eggs of Taenia spp. (6.5) were most frequently observed. Filtered water supply and chemotherapy were required in this camp.


Fig. 1
Surveyed Area (•).


Table 1
Results of the stool examination in 92 residents in a camp in Tijuhana, Mexico

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