FBT Survey

The survey on the prevalence of the food born trematodes (FBT) is now well started! Every week since June 2nd, Samnang and Sreyni (RUA), Antoine (IRD) are guided by Sobot (FIA) on fish farms for sampling, especially silver barb. Until now, some fishes from cages, ponds, rice fish systems and from the wild have been collected in Kandal, Takeo, Kompong Chhnang provinces and Phnom Penh City. All this fishes are analyzed in the RUA laboratory by Samnang, Sreyni and Antoine with the advices of Professor Samphal (RUA), Doctor Caruso (IRD) and Doctor Pepey (CIRAD). The FBT are recovered with the pepsin digestion method and identified under microscope. A biomolecular tool has been recently set up and is working for the direct detection of Opisthorchis viverrini. This work is a great way to improve partnership and knowledge exchange between Cambodian and French scientists and students. Furthermore, the first results look very promising.