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Multiplex real-time PCR monitoring of intestinal helminths in humans reveals widespread polyparasitism in Northern Samar, the Philippines

Gordon, Catherine; McManus, Donald P; Acosta, Luz P; Olveda, Remigio; Williams, Gail; Ross, Allen G; Gray, Darren; Gobert, Geoffrey N

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The global socioeconomic importance of helminth parasitic disease is underpinned by the considerable clinical impact on millions of people. While helminth polyparasitism is considered common in the Philippines, little has been done to survey its extent in endemic communities. High morphological similarity of eggs between related species complicates conventional microscopic diagnostic methods which are known to lack sensitivity, particularly in low intensity infections. Multiplex quantitative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67529
Source: International Journal for Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.02.011

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