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Recent Incidence of Paragonimus westermani Metacercariae in Freshwater Crayfish, Cambaroides similis, from Two Enzootic Sites in Jeollanam-do, Korea

Title
Recent Incidence of Paragonimus westermani Metacercariae in Freshwater Crayfish, Cambaroides similis, from Two Enzootic Sites in Jeollanam-do, Korea
Authors
Song, Jin-HoDai, FuhongBai, XuelianKim, Tae-ImYang, Hyun-JongKim, Tong-SooCho, Shin-HyungHong, Sung-Jong
Ewha Authors
양현종
SCOPUS Author ID
양현종scopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY
ISSN
0023-4001JCR Link

1738-0006JCR Link
Citation
KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 347 - 350
Keywords
Paragonimus westermanimetacercariafreshwater crayfishWandoHaenam
Publisher
KOREAN SOC PARASITOLOGY, SEOUL NATL UNIV COLL MEDI
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
An epidemiological study was performed to know the recent infection status of Paragonimus westermani metacercariae (PwMc) in freshwater crayfish, Cambaroides similis, from 2 streams in Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea. Crayfish were collected from creeks in Bogil-do (Island), Wando-gun, and in a creek near Daeheung Temple in Haenam-gun. The infection rate of crayfish with PwMc in Bogil-do was 89.8%, and the metacercarial burden was 37 PwMc per the infected crayfish. Crayfish in a creek near Daeheung Temple were larger and twice heavier than those in Bogil-do. Of them, 96.5% were infected with PwMc. An average of 140 metacercariae was found in the infected crayfish, almost quadruple to those of Bogil-do. There was a strong correlation between the number of PwMc and body weight of the crayfish. These results suggest that P. westermani metacercariae are still prevalent in crayfish of the 2 regions in Jeollanam-do, Korea.
DOI
10.3347/kjp.2017.55.3.347
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