Emerging Infectious Diseases
Surveillance for soil-transmitted helminths, strongyloidiasis, cryptosporidiosis, and giardiasis was conducted in Mississippi, USA. PCR performed on 224 fecal samples for all soil-transmitted helminths and on 370 samples for only Necator americanus and Strongyloides stercoralis identified 1 S. stercoralis infection. Seroprevalences were 8.8% for Toxocara, 27.4% for Cryptosporidium, 5.7% for Giardia, and 0.2% for Strongyloides parasites.
Bradbury, Richard S.; Lane, Meredith; Arguello, Irene; Handali, Sukwan; Cooley, Gretchen; Pilotte, Nils; Williams, John M.; Jameson, Sam; Montgomery, Susan P.; Hellmann, Kathryn; Tharp, Michelle; Haynie, Lisa; Galloway, Regina; Brackin, Bruce; Kirmse, Brian; Stempak, Lisa; Byers, Paul; Williams, Steven; Faruque, Fazlay; and Hobbs, Charlotte V., "Parasitic Disease Surveillance, Mississippi, USA" (2021). Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.