Short report: Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis antibodies among a rural Appalachian population-Kentucky, 2013

Elizabeth S. Russell, Elizabeth B. Gray, Rebekah E. Marshall, Stephanie Davis, Amanda Beaudoin, Sukwan Handali, Isabel McAuliffe, Cheryl Davis, Dana Woodhall

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Abstract

We investigated whether Strongyloides infection remains endemic in rural Kentucky's Appalachian regions; 7 of 378 (1.9%) participants tested positive for Strongyloides antibodies. We identified no statistically significant association between a positive test and travel to a known endemic country (P = 0.58), indicating that transmission in rural Kentucky might be ongoing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1001
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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