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Research Article

Occurrence of Strongyloides stercoralis in Yunnan Province, China, and Comparison of Diagnostic Methods

  • Peter Steinmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland,

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  • Xiao-Nong Zhou,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Zun-Wei Du,

    Affiliation: Helminthiasis Division, Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Simao, People's Republic of China

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  • Jin-Yong Jiang,

    Affiliation: Helminthiasis Division, Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Simao, People's Republic of China

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  • Li-Bo Wang,

    Affiliation: Helminthiasis Division, Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Simao, People's Republic of China

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  • Xue-Zhong Wang,

    Affiliation: Helminthiasis Division, Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Simao, People's Republic of China

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  • Lan-Hua Li,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Hanspeter Marti,

    Affiliation: Medical and Diagnostic Services, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Jürg Utzinger mail

    juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland,

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  • Published: October 31, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000075
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland,
Xiao-Nong Zhou, Lan-Hua Li
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Zun-Wei Du, Jin-Yong Jiang, Li-Bo Wang, Xue-Zhong Wang
Helminthiasis Division, Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Simao, People's Republic of China
Hanspeter Marti
Medical and Diagnostic Services, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JU PS XZ. Performed the experiments: PS ZD JJ LW XW LL HM. Analyzed the data: PS. Wrote the paper: JU PS XZ HM. Supervised the first author in all aspects of the work: JU.