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Short communication: Epidemiological assessment of Strongyloides stercoralis in Fijian children

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Kim, S H, Rinamalo, M, Rainima-Qaniuci, M, Talemaitoga, N, Kama, M, Rafai, E, Choi, M-H, Hong, S T, Verweij, J J, Kelly-Hope, Louise ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3330-7629 and Stothard, Russell ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9370-3420 (2016) 'Short communication: Epidemiological assessment of Strongyloides stercoralis in Fijian children'. Parasite Epidemiology and Control, Vol 1, Issue 3, pp. 263-267.

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Abstract

As a part of the lymphatic filariasis (LF) transmission assessment survey (TAS)/soil-transmitted helminths (STH) prevalence survey in Western Division of Fiji, a pilot screen for (SS) in school children was undertaken using a combination of the Baermann concentration (BC) method and real-time PCR assays. Using BC, faecal samples collected from 111 children of 7 schools were examined. A single child was positive for larvae of SS and underwent a clinical examination finding an asymptomatic infection. Other members of this child's household were screened with BC, finding none infected. Aliquots of 173 faecal samples preserved in ethanol originating from all schools were examined by real-time PCR, and the prevalence of SS infection was 3.5%. Our study confirms the existence of SS infection on Fiji and showed that assessing SS prevalence alongside TAS/STH survey is a convenient access platform, allowing introduction of other surveillance techniques such as BC and real-time PCR.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 200 Helminths
QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 203 Nematoda
WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 320 Child Welfare. Child Health Services.
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 850 Nematode infections (General)
WS Pediatrics > WS 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parepi.2016.08.005
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 13:34
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2018 13:34
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/8960

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