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Effectiveness of Mass Drug Administration on Neglected Tropical Diseases in Schoolchildren in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Kim JY, Sim S, Chung EJ, Rim HJ, Chai JY, Min DY, Eom KS, Mohammed K, Khamis IS, Yong TS

Soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosoma haematobium affect more than 3 billion people globally and mainly occur in sub-Saharan Africa. The present study assessed the overall infection status of a 1716-student cohort...
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Echinostoma aegyptica (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) Infection in Five Riparian People in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Chai JY, Jung BK, Chang T, Shin H, Sohn WM, Eom KS, Yong TS, Min DY, Phammasack B, Insisiengmay B, Rim HJ

Human infection with Echinostoma aegyptica Khalil and Abaza, 1924 (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) is extremely rare. In this study, we confirmed E. aegyptica infection in 5 riparian residents living along the Mekong...
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Echinochasmus caninus n. comb. (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) Infection in Eleven Riparian People in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR

Chai JY, Chang T, Jung BK, Shin H, Sohn WM, Eom KS, Yong TS, Min DY, Phammasack B, Insisiengmay B, Rim HJ

Adult specimens of Echinochasmus caninus n. comb. (Verma, 1935) (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) (syn. Episthmium caninum Yamaguti, 1958) were recovered from 11 riparian people who resided along the Mekong River in Khammouane...
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Echinostoma macrorchis Metacercariae in Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata from Xiengkhuang Province, Lao PDR and Morphologies of Adults from Experimental Animals

Sohn WM, Na BK, Lee D, Eom KS, Yong TS, Chai JY, Min DY

We identified the echinostome metacercariae in Chinese mystery snails, Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata, from Xiengkhuang Province, Lao PDR with morphologies of adult worms recovered. Total 20 snails were examined with artificial...
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Echinostoma ilocanum Infection in Two Residents of Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Cho J, Eom KS, Yong TS, Min DY, Hoang EH, Phommasack B, Insisiengmay B, Rim HJ

Adult specimens of Echinostoma ilocanum (Garrison, 1908) Odhner, 1911 (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) were recovered from 2 riparian people who resided along the Mekong River in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR. In fecal...
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Interaction between Trichomonas vaginalis and the Prostate Epithelium

Kim JH, Han IH, Kim SS, Park SJ, Min DY, Ahn MH, Ryu JS

Most men infected with Trichomonas vaginalis are asymptomatic and can remain undiagnosed and untreated. This has been hypothesized to result in chronic persistent prostatic infection. Adhesion of the protozoan organisms...
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Infection Status of Zoonotic Trematode Metacercariae in Fishes from Vientiane Municipality and Champasak Province in Lao PDR

Eom KS, Park HS, Lee D, Sohn WM, Yong TS, Chai JY, Min DY, Rim HJ, Insisiengmay B, Phommasack B

The infection status of fishborne zoonotic trematode (FZT) metacercariae was investigated in fishes from 2 localities of Lao PDR. Total 157 freshwater fishes (17 species) were collected in local markets...
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Intestinal Helminths Recovered from Humans in Xieng Khouang Province, Lao PDR with a Particular Note on Haplorchis pumilio Infection

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Jung BK, Yong TS, Eom KS, Min DY, Insisiengmay B, Insisiengmay S, Phommasack B, Rim HJ

A survey of intestinal helminths was undertaken in riparian people in Xieng Khouang Province, Lao PDR. Fecal specimens were collected from 643 people (289 males and 354 females) residing in...
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High Malaria Prevalence among Schoolchildren on Kome Island, Tanzania

Kim MJ, Jung BK, Chai JY, Eom KS, Yong TS, Min DY, Siza JE, Kaatano GM, Kuboza J, Mnyeshi P, Changalucha JM, Ko Y, Chang SY, Rim HJ

In order to determine the status of malaria among schoolchildren on Kome Island (Lake Victoria), near Mwanza, Tanzania, a total of 244 schoolchildren in 10 primary schools were subjected to...
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Improved Perceptions and Practices Related to Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Worm Infections Following PHAST Intervention on Kome Island, North-Western Tanzania

Mwanga JR, Kaatano GM, Siza JE, Chang SY, Ko Y, Kullaya CM, Nsabo J, Eom KS, Yong TS, Chai JY, Min DY, Rim HJ, Changalucha JM

Schistosomiasis and intestinal worm infections are widespread diseases of public health importance in Tanzania. A study on perceptions and practices related to schistosomiasis and intestinal worm infections was undertaken among...
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Improved Socio-Economic Status of a Community Population Following Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Worm Control Interventions on Kome Island, North-Western Tanzania

Mwanga JR, Kaatano GM, Siza JE, Chang SY, Ko Y, Kullaya CM, Nsabo J, Eom KS, Yong TS, Chai JY, Min DY, Rim HJ, Changalucha JM

Research on micro-level assessment of the changes of socio-economic status following health interventions is very scarce. The use of household asset data to determine wealth indices is a common procedure...
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Schistosoma mansoni-Related Hepatosplenic Morbidity in Adult Population on Kome Island, Sengerema District, Tanzania

Kaatano GM, Min DY, Siza JE, Yong TS, Chai JY, Ko Y, Chang SY, Changalucha JM, Eom KS, Rim HJ

Schistosomiasis is one of the important neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Tanzania, particularly in Lake Victoria zone. This baseline survey was a part of the main study of integrated control...
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Integrated Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis Control over Five Years on Kome Island, Tanzania

Kaatano GM, Siza JE, Mwanga JR, Min DY, Yong TS, Chai JY, Ko Y, Chang SY, Kullaya CM, Rim HJ, Changalucha JM, Eom KS

Integrated control strategies are important for sustainable control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis, despite their challenges for their effective implementation. With the support of Good Neighbors International in collaboration with...
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Prevalence of Schistosomes and Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Morbidity Associated with Schistosomiasis among Adult Population in Lake Victoria Basin, Tanzania

Siza JE, Kaatano GM, Chai JY, Eom KS, Rim HJ, Yong TS, Min DY, Chang SY, Ko Y, Changalucha JM

The objective of this study was to carry out a community survey on schistosomiais and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in order to suggest feasible and effective intervention strategies in Lake...
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Prevalence of Schistosomes and Soil-Transmitted Helminths among Schoolchildren in Lake Victoria Basin, Tanzania

Siza JE, Kaatano GM, Chai JY, Eom KS, Rim HJ, Yong TS, Min DY, Chang SY, Ko Y, Changalucha JM

The objectives of this study was to conduct a survey on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in order to come up with feasible control strategies in Lake Victoria basin,...
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Prevalence of Helminthic Infections among Inhabitants of Lao PDR

Eom KS, Yong TS, Sohn WM, Chai JY, Min DY, Rim HJ, Jeon HK, Banouvong , Insisiengmay B, Phommasack B

The prevalence of helminthic infections was surveyed on a total of 6,178 residents (males 2,549 and females 3,629) in 102 villages of 9 provinces in Lao PDR between 2007 and...
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Hyperendemicity of Haplorchis taichui Infection among Riparian People in Saravane and Champasak Province, Lao PDR

Chai JY, Yong TS, Eom KS, Min DY, Jeon HK, Kim TY, Jung BK, Sisabath L, Insisiengmay B, Phommasack B, Rim HJ

In this study, we found that Haplorchis taichui, a heterophyid intestinal fluke, is highly prevalent, with heavy worm loads, among riparian people in Saravane and Champasak province, Lao PDR. Fecal...
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Current Status of Human Taeniasis in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Jeon HK, Yong TS, Sohn WM, Chai JY, Min DY, Yun CH, Rim HJ, Pongvongsa T, Banouvong , Insisiengmay B, Phommasack B, Eom KS

Human taeniasis was investigated in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) between 2000 and 2011 as part of the nation's helminthiasis survey. A total of 55,038 inhabitants, including 29,846 school...
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Echinostoma macrorchis in Lao PDR: Metacercariae in Cipangopaludina Snails and Adults from Experimentally Infected Animals

Sohn WM, Chai JY, Na BK, Yong TS, Eom KS, Park H, Min DY, Rim HJ

The echinostome metacercariae encysted in Cipangopaludina sp. snails that were purchased from a market in Vientiane Municipality, Lao PDR, were identified as Echinostoma macrorchis (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) through recovery of adult...
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Fishborne Trematode Metacercariae in Luang Prabang, Khammouane, and Saravane Province, Lao PDR

Rim HJ, Sohn WM, Yong TS, Eom KS, Chai JY, Min DY, Lee SH, Hoang EH, Phommasack B, Insisiengmay S

Fishborne trematode (FBT) metacercariae were investigated in fish from 3 Provinces of Lao PDR. Total 242 freshwater fish of 40 species were collected in local markets of Luang Prabang (59...
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