J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2010 Jun;21(2):242-251. 10.12799/jkachn.2010.21.2.242.

Study on Factors Related to of Clonorchiasis Infection among the Inhabitants in the Nakdong Riverside Area

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Public Health Graduate School, Kyungpook National University, Korea. djjy1@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Hospital & Health Care Administration Gyeongsan 1st College, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, ChungCheong University, Korea.
  • 4Department of Nursing, MunKyung College, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study investigated the factors of C. sinensis infection among the residents in vicinity of the Nakdong River and the infection status of fishes in the stream with C. sinensis maetacercaria.
METHODS
Selected five regions of the Nakdong River and collected freshwater fishes from the stream to examine their metacercarial infections; and studied the status and causes of C. sinensis infection in 552 residents living within 5 kilometers from the river.
RESULTS
Among the 552 residents studied, 13.8% were infected with C. sinensis, and among 379 freshwater fishes of 20 species collected from the five regions, 41 fishes of 8 species were infected with C. sinensis metacercaria.
CONCLUSION
In order to prevent human C. sinensis infection and transition to chronic liver ions, we need to develop and apply good programs such as continuous health education, personal hygiene improvement, active medical treatment for those infected with C. sinensis, and residents' voluntarily stop of eating freshwater fishes in the raw state.

Keyword

Clonorchis sinensis; Clonorchiasis; River

MeSH Terms

Clonorchiasis*
Clonorchis sinensis
Eating
Fishes
Fresh Water
Health Education
Humans
Hygiene
Ions
Liver
Rivers
Ions
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