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Korean J Parasitol. 2016 Jun;54(3):357-61. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.357. Epub 2016 Jun 30.

Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini-Like Fluke Infection in Ducks in Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam.

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1
National Institute of Veterinary Research, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerpen, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.
3
Ghent University, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.
4
Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vietnam.
5
Binh Dinh Sub-Department of Animal Health, Qui Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam.

Abstract

Following the first report of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in a domestic duck in Phu My District of Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam, many other cases were observed in the province. We determined the infection rate and intensity of O. viverrini infection in ducks in 4 districts of the province. A total of 178 ducks were randomly selected from 34 farms for examination of flukes in the liver and gall bladder. An infection rate of 34.3% (range 20.7-40.4% among districts) was found; the intensity of infection was 13.8 worms per infected duck (range 1-100). These findings show the role of ducks as a host for O. viverrini, duck genotype, which is sympatric with the human O. viverrini genotype in this province. It also stresses the need for investigations on the zoonotic potential and the life cycle of this parasite.

KEYWORDS:

Opisthorchis viverrini; Opisthorchis viverrini-like fluke; Vietnam; duck; prevalence

PMID:
27417094
PMCID:
PMC4977776
DOI:
10.3347/kjp.2016.54.3.357
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