Accession Number : AD0439643

Title :   AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEY OF PARAGONIMUS WESTERMANI (KERBERT, 1878) AND RELATED SPECIES IN TAIPEI COUNTY, TAIWAN.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept., 1 Feb 61-31 Jan 64,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIV TAIPEI

Personal Author(s) : Huang,Wen-Hsien

Report Date : 31 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The distribution of the flukes of the genus Paragonimus in Taipei county, Taiwan, was made by random collection and examination of the crab hosts. A total of 18,538 fresh- and brackish-water crabs including 16 species collected from 121 villages was examined. Two species of Paragonimus metacercariae were found. The incidence of P. westermani in Ericheir crabs varied with the locality where the crabs collected, ranging from 0% to 89.6%. Even at the same endemic area, the incidence of infection in Eriocheir crabs varied with stream and also with part of stream. Intradermal tests using antigen made from adult P. westermani have been carrying out on the school children living in the endemic areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TREMATODES, EPIDEMIOLOGY), (*PARASITES, PUBLIC HEALTH), IDENTIFICATION, DISEASE VECTORS, CRUSTACEA, TAIWAN, LIFE CYCLES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, MARINE BIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC AGENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE