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Korean J Parasitol. 1990 Dec;28(4):253-255. Korean.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1990.28.4.253
Copyright © 1990 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Infection status of sweetfish from Kwangjung-stream and Namdae-stream in Yangyang-gun, Kangwon-do with the metacercariae of Metagonimus yokogawai
W M Sohn,*S T Hong,J Y Chai and S H Lee
*Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Pusan 613-735, Korea.
Abstract

This study was performed to observe the infection status of sweetfish, caught from Kwangjung-stream and Namdae-stream in Yangyang-gun, Kangwon-do in August 1989, with the metacercariae of Metagonimus yokogawai. All of 28 sweetfish from Kwangjung-stream were infected with the metacercariae of M. yokogawai. The number of metacercariae in a fish ranged 89-521(224 on average), and the number of larvae/g of flesh was 12 approximately 55 (22 on average). On the other hand, no metacercariae were detected in the fish from Namdae-stream.

It has been confirmed that the Kwangjung-stream in Yangyang-gun, Kangwon-do is one of the endemic foci of metagonimiasis in Korea.

Tables


Table 1
Infection status of M. yokogawai metacercariae in sweetfish from Yangyang-gun, Kangwon-do

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