| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact us |  
Korean J Parasitol > Volume 28(4):1990 > Article

Brief Communication
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.

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.


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

1. Chai JY, Cho SY, Seo BS. Study on Metagonimus yokogawai(Katsurada, 1912) in Korea: IV. An epidemiological investigation along Tamjin River basin, South Cholla Do, Korea. Korean J Parasitol 1977;15(2):115–120.
2. Cho SY. J Health Fell Found 1978;6:322–325.
3. Choi DW, Lee JT, Hwang HK, Shin YD. [Studies Of The Larval Trematodes From Brackish Water Fishes: 2. Observation On Metagonimus Yokogawai Katsurada, 1912]. Korean J Parasitol 1966;4(1):33–37.
4. Seo BS, Hong NT. Study On Metagonimus Yokogawai(Katsurada, 1912) In Korea: I. On The Metacercaria, Its Distribution In The Second Intermediate Host And The Development In The Final Host. Korean J Parasitol 1969;7(3):129–142.
5. Hwang JT, Choi DW. Metacercarial density of Metagonimus yokogawai in Plecoglossus altivelis in Kyungpook province, Korea. Korean J Parasitol 1977;15(1):30–35.
6. Kim DC, Lee OY, Jeong EB. [Epidemiological conditions of Metagonimus yokogawai infection in Hadong Gun, Gyeongsang Nam Do]. Korean J Parasitol 1979;17(1):51–59.
7. Seo BS, Hong ST, Chai JY, Lee SH. [Study On Metagonimus Yokogawai (Katsurada, 1912) In Korea: VI. The Geographical Distribution Of Metacercarial Infection In Sweetfish Along The East And South Coast]. Korean J Parasitol 1982;20(1):28–32.
8. Seo BS, Lee SH, Cho SY, Chai JY, Hong ST, Han IS, Sohn JS, Cho BH, Ahn SR, Lee SK, Chung SC, Kang KS, Shim HS, Hwang IS. An Epidemiologic Study On Clonorchiasis And Metagonimiasis In Riverside Areas In Korea. Korean J Parasitol 1981;19(2):137–150.
9. Soh CT, Ahn YK. [Epidemiological Study On Metagonimus Yokogawai Infection Along Boseong River In Jeonra Nam Do, Korea]. Korean J Parasitol 1978;16(1):1–13.
10. Song CY, Lee SH, Jeon SR. [Studies on the intestinal fluke, Metagonimus yokogawai Katsurada, 1912 in Korea Geographical distribution of sweetfish and infection status with Metagonimus metacercaria in south-eastern area of Korea]. Korean J Parasitol 1985;23(1):123–138.
11. Suh JW, Choi DW. Demonstration of Metagonimus yokogawai metacercariae from Plecoglossus altivelis in river Ahnseong, Kyungpook province, Korea. Korean J Parasitol 1979;17(1):45–50.
Editorial Office
c/o Department of Medical Environmental Biology
Chung-AngUniversity College of Medicine, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 06974, Korea
Tel: +82-2-820-5683   Fax: +82-2-826-1123   E-mail: kjp.editor@gmail.com
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers
Copyright © 2021 by The Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine.     Developed in M2PI