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dc.contributor.authorZhan, Xiaoya
dc.contributor.authorYeh, Hui-Yuan
dc.contributor.authorShin, Dong Hoon
dc.contributor.authorChai, Jong-Yil
dc.contributor.authorSeo, Min
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Piers D
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-10T01:32:54Z
dc.date.available2020-02-10T01:32:54Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-31
dc.identifier.issn0023-4001
dc.identifier.otherPMC6960239
dc.identifier.other31914511
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/301896
dc.description.abstractAs we learn more about parasites in ancient civilizations, data becomes available that can be used to see how infection may change over time. The aim of this study is to assess how common certain intestinal parasites were in China and Korea in the past 2000 years, and make comparisons with prevalence data from the 20th century. This allows us to go on to investigate how and why changes in parasite prevalence may have occurred at different times. Here we show that Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) dropped markedly in prevalence in both Korea and China earlier than did roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) and whipworm (Trichuris trichiura). We use historical evidence to determine why this was the case, exploring the role of developing sanitation infrastructure, changing use of human feces as crop fertilizer, development of chemical fertilizers, snail control programs, changing dietary preferences, and governmental public health campaigns during the 20th century.
dc.languageeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.sourceessn: 1738-0006
dc.sourcenlmid: 9435800
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectWhipworm
dc.subjectMummy
dc.subjectPaleoparasitology
dc.subjectRoundworm
dc.subjectChinese Liver Fluke
dc.titleDifferential Change in the Prevalence of the Ascaris, Trichuris and Clonorchis infection Among Past East Asian Populations.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2020-02-10T01:32:53Z
prism.endingPage605
prism.issueIdentifier6
prism.publicationNameThe Korean journal of parasitology
prism.startingPage601
prism.volume57
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.48964
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.601
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/


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