Foodborne trematode infections

Opisthorchiasis

The term opisthorchiasis, or cat liver fluke disease, indicates two distinct infections: the one with Opisthorchis viverrini, which is referred to as opisthorchiasis viverrini, and the one with Opisthorchis felineus, which is referred to as opisthorchiasis felinea. The adult flukes of both O. viverrini and O. felineus are morphologically similar to those of C. sinensis, measuring up to 20 mm x 5 mm.

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08 August 2012 | Geneva
Foodborne trematode infections. Factsheet N°368. August 2012
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23 March 2012 | Geneva
Global burden of human foodborne trematodiasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Volume 12, Issue 3, March 2012, Pages 210–221
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