Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini-like fluke infection in ducks in Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam

Thanh Thi Ha Dao, Emmanuel Nji Abatih, Thanh Thi Giang Nguyen, Ha Thi Lam Tran, Sarah Gabriël, Suzanne Smit, Phap Ngoc Le, Pierre Dorny

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalKorean Journal of Parasitology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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