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Yuan Q.,Songgang Institute for Disease Prevention and Healthcare | Yan X.-F.,Dalang Institute for Disease Prevention and Healthcare | Gao S.-T.,U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Feng R.-T.,Dalang Institute for Disease Prevention and Healthcare | And 5 more authors.
Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control | Year: 2013

Objective: To understand the status of Clonorchis sinensis infection and its risk factors among migrant workers in Baoan District of Shenzhen City, so as to provide the evidence for the development of control strategies. Methods: A total of 642 migrant workers were chosen as the investigation samples by the stratified cluster sampling method. Their sera were collected and tested for Clonorchis sinensis infection with ELISA, and a questionnaires survey was performed to collect the information of clonorchiasis sinensis related to knowledge and behaviors. The influencing factors were summarized with the case-control study method. Results: A total of 642 subjects were investigated, in which 530 subjects received the serological examinations and the positive rate was 6.6% (35/530). The significant differences were not found between genders (χ2 = 1.19, P = 0.28) or among the age groups (χ2 = 0.45, P = 0.80). The awareness rates of knowing infection route, health hazard and prevention knowledge were 50.16%, 33.64% and 27.41%, respectively. The rates of healthy behaviors such as not eating semi-cooked fish, not feeding pets with raw fish or shrimps, and differentiating between the raw and cooked food when using cutting boards were 80.67%, 78.41% and 45.95%, respectively. The awareness rate of prevention knowledge was positively related to the infection (OR = 0.16, P < 0.01). Conclusion: The prevention and control of Clonorchis sinensis infection among migrant workers could not be neglected, and the health education should be strengthened. Source

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