Autochthonous Ascariasis, Mississippi, USA

Hobbs, Charlotte V., Rhinewalt, James Matthew, Arguello, Irene, Malloch, Lacy, Martin, Lora, Poston, William M., Byers, Paul, and Bradbury, Richard S. (2024) Autochthonous Ascariasis, Mississippi, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 30 (4). pp. 821-823.

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We describe a case of a 2-year-old child who expelled a single adult female Ascaris lumbricoides worm. The patient is from a rural county in Mississippi, USA, with no reported travel outside of the United States. The caregivers in the home practice good sanitation. Exposure to domestic pigs is the likely source of infection.

Item ID: 82721
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1080-6059
Keywords: Ascariasis, helminths, United States
Date Deposited: 14 May 2024 00:23
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3207 Medical microbiology > 320704 Medical parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200101 Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions @ 25%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified @ 25%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200404 Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) @ 50%
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