A serosurvey for human hydatidosis by the arc 5 double-diffusion test in Chupaca province, Junín, Perú

Authors

  • Pilar Alva Departamento de Microbiología Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Tecnólogo médico.
  • William Cornejo Departamento de Microbiología Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Biólogo.
  • Carlos Sevilla Departamento de Microbiología Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Tecnólogo médico.
  • Alina Huiza Departamento de Microbiología Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Daniel A. Carrión”, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Biólogo.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2008.251.1240

Keywords:

Echinococcosis, Seroepidemiological studies, Perú

Abstract

To determine the frequency of hydatidosis in school children in Chupaca province, Junin department (central Andes from Peru), in September 2000. One hundred and sixty blood samples were taken from health school students with ages between 12 to 19 years old, 89 (55.6%) were male. Sera were tested by the arc 5 double-diffusion (DD5) test. It was detected 11 (6.8%) seropositives cases of hydatidosis, 5 were female. Hydatidosis infection remains a major health problem in Chupaca province, where sheep raising is widely practiced.

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Published

2008-03-31

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How to Cite

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Alva P, Cornejo W, Sevilla C, Huiza A. A serosurvey for human hydatidosis by the arc 5 double-diffusion test in Chupaca province, Junín, Perú. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2008 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];25(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1240

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