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Original Article
Study on Factors Related to of Clonorchiasis Infection among the Inhabitants in the Nakdong Riverside Area
Seong Ho Hwang, Jae Yong Park, Chang Hyun Han, Yeon Yi Song, Kyung Soon Park
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing 2014;21(2):242-251.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2010.21.2.242
Published online: April 4, 2014

1Doctoral Student, Department of Public Health Graduate School, Kyungpook National University, Korea.

2Professor, Department of Public Health Graduate School, Kyungpook National University, Korea.

3Professor, Department of Hospital & Health Care Administration Gyeongsan 1st College, Korea.

4Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, ChungCheong University, Korea.

5Professor, Department of Nursing, MunKyung College, Korea.

• Received: April 24, 2010   • Revised: June 21, 2010   • Accepted: June 22, 2010

© 2010 Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing

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  • 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.
Figure 1
The correlation by egg positive rate of C. sinensis in residents and fish infection rate of C. sinensis metacercaria in the stream.
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Table 1
Egg Positive Rates of C. sinensis according to the General Characteristics
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Egg positive rates (No. positive/No. examined × 100)

*p<.05, **p<.01

Table 2
EPG Counts of C. sinensis by the Localities
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Table 3
Infection Status of C. sinensis Metacercaria of Fish Inhabit by the Locality
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Table 4
Egg Positive Rates of C. sinensis in Residents and Infection Rates of C. sinensis Metacercaria among Fish Inhabit by the Locality
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Examined species are limited to freshwater fishes that are known as 2nd intermediate hosts of C. sinensis.

The parts of this study related to C. sinensis were supported by a grant of the Korea Center for Disease Center and Prevention (Serial Number: 2008-E00409-00).

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