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The hidden burden of trichinellosis in Vietnam: a postoutbreak epidemiological study

Nga Vu Thi, Dung Do Trung, Amber Litzroth, Nicolas Praet, Huong Nguyen Thu, Hien Nguyen Thu, Hung Nguyen Manh and Pierre Dorny UGent (2013) BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL.
abstract
A cross-sectional study was conducted in Muong Lat town (Thanh Hoa province, North Vietnam), following the confirmed diagnosis of trichinellosis in six patients from that town who had eaten hunted wild boar meat during the Vietnamese lunar year celebration. All inhabitants who declared to have eaten undercooked or raw wild boar meat at the celebration and showed at least one clinical symptom compatible with trichinellosis were included in the study and blood sampled. Anti-Trichinella IgG were determined by ELISA and Western Blot. Seropositive persons were given appropriate albendazole treatment and were followed up. A total of 100 inhabitants met the inclusion criteria. Among these, 30 (30%) had antibodies to Trichinella. Serologically confirmed cases had fever (90.0%), myalgia (86.7%), facial oedema (63.3%), diarrhoea (53.3%), and pain of the masseter muscles (43.3%). Eosinophilia was detected in 83.3% of these individuals. Clinical symptoms resolved in all patients during albendazole treatment. The results suggest that only a proportion of the trichinellosis cases had sought health care during the outbreak. There is a need to implement surveillance and better diagnosis for trichinellosis and to set up educational programs to prevent infection in North Vietnam.
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INFECTIONS, OUTBREAK, PROVINCE, ANIMALS, HUMANS, PIGS, IGG
journal title
BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL
Biomed Res. Int.
article number
149890
pages
4 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000327038400001
JCR category
BIOTECHNOLOGY & APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
JCR rank
162/165 (2013)
JCR quartile
4 (2013)
ISSN
2314-6133
DOI
10.1155/2013/149890
language
English
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A1
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5640558
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5640558
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  articleno    = {149890},
  author       = {Vu Thi, Nga and Do Trung, Dung and Litzroth, Amber and Praet, Nicolas and Thu, Huong Nguyen and Thu, Hien Nguyen and Manh, Hung Nguyen and Dorny, Pierre},
  issn         = {2314-6133},
  journal      = {BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL},
  keyword      = {INFECTIONS,OUTBREAK,PROVINCE,ANIMALS,HUMANS,PIGS,IGG},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {4},
  title        = {The hidden burden of trichinellosis in Vietnam: a postoutbreak epidemiological study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/149890},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Vu Thi, Nga, Dung Do Trung, Amber Litzroth, Nicolas Praet, Huong Nguyen Thu, Hien Nguyen Thu, Hung Nguyen Manh, and Pierre Dorny. 2013. “The Hidden Burden of Trichinellosis in Vietnam: a Postoutbreak Epidemiological Study.” Biomed Research International.
APA
Vu Thi, Nga, Do Trung, D., Litzroth, A., Praet, N., Thu, H. N., Thu, H. N., Manh, H. N., et al. (2013). The hidden burden of trichinellosis in Vietnam: a postoutbreak epidemiological study. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL.
Vancouver
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Vu Thi N, Do Trung D, Litzroth A, Praet N, Thu HN, Thu HN, et al. The hidden burden of trichinellosis in Vietnam: a postoutbreak epidemiological study. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. 2013;
MLA
Vu Thi, Nga, Dung Do Trung, Amber Litzroth, et al. “The Hidden Burden of Trichinellosis in Vietnam: a Postoutbreak Epidemiological Study.” BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL (2013): n. pag. Print.