Korean J Parasitol.  1995 Mar;33(1):65-67. 10.3347/kjp.1995.33.1.65.

Intestinal parasitic infections in the residents of an emigration camp in Tijuana, Mexico

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  • 1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chunchon, Korea.

Abstract

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.

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