trematode infections

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Summary: Infections caused by infestation with worms of the class Trematoda.

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  1. González Warleta M, Lladosa S, Castro Hermida J, Martinez Ibeas A, Conesa D, Muñoz F, et al. Bovine paramphistomosis in Galicia (Spain): prevalence, intensity, aetiology and geospatial distribution of the infection. Vet Parasitol. 2013;191:252-63 pubmed publisher
    ..These explanatory factors were used to construct predictive maps showing the areas with the highest predicted risk of infection as well as the uncertainty associated with the predictions...
  2. Poisot T, Simkova A, Hyrsl P, Morand S. Interactions between immunocompetence, somatic condition and parasitism in the chub Leuciscus cephalus in early spring. J Fish Biol. 2009;75:1667-82 pubmed publisher
    ..This last proposition is supported by the lack of correlation between spleen investment and other factors linked to immunocompetence...
  3. Chai J, Sohn W, Yong T, Eom K, Min D, Hoang E, et al. Echinostome flukes receovered from humans in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. Korean J Parasitol. 2012;50:269-72 pubmed publisher
    ..revolutum, A. malayanum, and Euparyphium sp. for the first time in Lao PDR. These results indicate that the surveyed villages of Khammouane Province, Lao PDR are low-grade endemic foci of echinostomiasis...
  4. Hedegaard Clausen J, Madsen H, Murrell K, Van P, Thu H, Do D, et al. Prevention and control of fish-borne zoonotic trematodes in fish nurseries, Vietnam. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18:1438-45 pubmed publisher
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for reducing prevalence and intensity of fish-borne zoonotic trematode infections in juvenile fish, we compared transmission rates at nurseries in the Red River Delta, northern Vietnam...
  5. Santos E, Cunha R, Santos C. Behavioral responses of Poecilia vivipara (Osteichthyies: Cyprinodontiformes) to experimental infections of Acanthocollaritrema umbilicatum (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae). Exp Parasitol. 2011;127:522-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The swimming behavior of P. vivipara changed influenced by an intensity-dependence on metacercariae of A. umbilicatum, supporting the prediction that parasites are able to alter the behavior of their hosts...
  6. Phan V, Ersbøll A, Do D, Dalsgaard A. Raw-fish-eating behavior and fishborne zoonotic trematode infection in people of northern Vietnam. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2011;8:255-60 pubmed publisher
  7. Rojo Vazquez F, Meana A, Valcarcel F, Martinez Valladares M. Update on trematode infections in sheep. Vet Parasitol. 2012;189:15-38 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, Schistosoma spp. are found in the blood vessels of ruminants and are of minor importance in temperate regions. The manuscript concentrates on trematode species of veterinary importance for domestic sheep...
  8. Phan V, Ersbøll A, Nguyen T, Nguyen K, Nguyen H, Murrell D, et al. Freshwater aquaculture nurseries and infection of fish with zoonotic trematodes, Vietnam. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16:1905-9 pubmed publisher
  9. Rim H, Sohn W, Yong T, Eom K, Chai J, Min D, et al. Fishborne trematode metacercariae in Luang Prabang, Khammouane, and Saravane Province, Lao PDR. Korean J Parasitol. 2013;51:107-14 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, it has been confirmed that FBT metacercariae, in particular, H. taichui, H. yokogawai, and O. viverrini, are highly prevalent in fish from Luang Prabang, Khammouane, and Saravane Province, Lao PDR...

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  1. Sripa B, Kaewkes S, Intapan P, Maleewong W, Brindley P. Food-borne trematodiases in Southeast Asia epidemiology, pathology, clinical manifestation and control. Adv Parasitol. 2010;72:305-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Ecological information, placing emphasis on reservoir hosts, intermediate snail hosts and secondary hosts where applicable, is also reviewed and research needs are highlighted...
  2. Wang Y, Li J, Saric J, Keiser J, Wu J, Utzinger J, et al. Advances in metabolic profiling of experimental nematode and trematode infections. Adv Parasitol. 2010;73:373-404 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we explore how the insight gained with experimental infections could be transferred to human populations and conclude with a section on research needs with regard to molecular diagnostics in parasitology...
  3. Keiser J, Duthaler U, Utzinger J. Update on the diagnosis and treatment of food-borne trematode infections. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2010;23:513-20 pubmed publisher
    More than 40 million people are affected by food-borne trematode infections. Diagnosis is unsatisfactory and there are only two drugs available for treatment and control: praziquantel and triclabendazole...
  4. Chung O, Lee H, Kim Y, Sohn W, Kwak S, Seo M. First report of human infection with Gynaecotyla squatarolae and first Korean record of Haplorchis pumilio in a patient. Parasitol Int. 2011;60:227-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Three worms were identified as G. squatarolae, and the last one proven to be Haplorchis pumilio. This is the first worldwide report of G. squatarolae infection in humans, and the first H. pumilio infection in Korean people...
  5. Diamanka A, Neifar L, Pariselle A, Euzet L. Lamellodiscus (Monogenea: Diplectanidae) parasites of Dentex macrophthalmus (Teleostei: Sparidae) from the North Atlantic coast of Africa, with a redescription of L. dentexi Aljoshkina, 1984, and description of three new species. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2011;58:17-26 pubmed
    ..dentexi, L. virgula Euzet et Oliver, 1967 and L. obeliae Oliver, 1973 to form the "elongatus" type within the "elegans" group...
  6. Rellstab C, Louhi K, Karvonen A, Jokela J. Analysis of trematode parasite communities in fish eye lenses by pyrosequencing of naturally pooled DNA. Infect Genet Evol. 2011;11:1276-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study provides an example of how quantitative pyrosequencing can be used to answer evolutionary and ecological questions in natural communities of parasites...
  7. Chung O, Sohn W, Chai J, Seo M, Lee H. Discovery of Maritrema obstipum (Digenea: Microphallidae) from migratory birds in Korea. Korean J Parasitol. 2011;49:457-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Beside these, adult worms of Gynaecotyla squatarolae, Parvatrema duboisi, and Acanthoparyphium sp. were also discovered. This is the first report establishing migratory birds as the natural definitive hosts for M. obstipum...
  8. Borthakur S, Mukharjee S. Gastrointestinal helminthes in stray cats (Felis catus) from Aizawl, Mizoram, India. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2011;42:255-8 pubmed
    ..1%), Ancylostoma tubaeforme (7.4%) and Opisthorchis sp (3.7%). Co-infection with T. taeniaeformis and T. cati was seen in 48.1% (13/27), indicating the possibility of these cats were paratenic hosts for toxocariasis in cats...
  9. Johansen M, Sithithaworn P, Bergquist R, Utzinger J. Towards improved diagnosis of zoonotic trematode infections in Southeast Asia. Adv Parasitol. 2010;73:171-95 pubmed publisher
    ..The future development of virtual microscopy to be used for diagnosis of parasitic infections in the field could make ordinary microscopy obsolete by electronically capturing specimens at point-of-contact in remote areas...
  10. Toledo R, Esteban J, Fried B. Current status of food-borne trematode infections. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012;31:1705-18 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we describe the biology, medical and epidemiological features, and current treatment and diagnostic tools of the main groups of flukes and the corresponding diseases...
  11. Nissen S, Thamsborg S, Kania P, Leifsson P, Dalsgaard A, Johansen M. Population dynamics and host reactions in young foxes following experimental infection with the minute intestinal fluke, Haplorchis pumilio. Parasit Vectors. 2013;6:4 pubmed publisher
    ..However, little is known about the infection dynamics and clinical symptoms in the final hosts which include a range of animal species and man. We aimed to generate such information using an experimental model with H. pumilio in foxes...
  12. Arias M, Lomba C, Dacal V, Vazquez L, Pedreira J, Francisco I, et al. Prevalence of mixed trematode infections in an abattoir receiving cattle from northern Portugal and north-west Spain. Vet Rec. 2011;168:408 pubmed publisher
    ..05). Twenty per cent (95 per cent CI 15 to 25 per cent) of the cattle positive for Fasciola also had Calicophoron species; 10 per cent (95 per cent CI 6 to 14 per cent) also had small liver flukes (Dicrocoelium species)...
  13. Chai J, Yong T, Eom K, Min D, Shin E, Banouvong V, et al. Prevalence of the intestinal flukes Haplorchis taichui and H. yokogawai in a mountainous area of Phongsaly Province, Lao PDR. Korean J Parasitol. 2010;48:339-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that the mountainous area of Phongsaly Province, Lao PDR, is not endemic for the liver fluke but endemic for intestinal flukes, in particular, Haplorchis taichui and H. yokogawai...
  14. Chung O, Lee H, Sohn W, Lee S, Park I, Oh S, et al. Discovery of Maritrema jebuensis n. sp. (Digenea: Microphallidae) from the Asian Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, in Korea. Korean J Parasitol. 2010;48:335-8 pubmed publisher
    ..jebuensis n. sp. after the island where the second intermediate hosts were collected. From this study, it has been shown that Maritrema sp. is distributed in Korea and transmitted by the Asian shore crab, H. sanguineus...
  15. Phan V, Ersbøll A, Nguyen K, Madsen H, Dalsgaard A. Farm-level risk factors for fish-borne zoonotic trematode infection in integrated small-scale fish farms in northern Vietnam. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010;4:e742 pubmed publisher
    ..Interventions in aquaculture should be based on knowledge of the main risk factors associated with FZT transmission...
  16. Clausen J, Madsen H, Murrell K, Phan Thi V, Nguyen Manh H, Viet K, et al. Relationship between snail population density and infection status of snails and fish with zoonotic trematodes in Vietnamese carp nurseries. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6:e1945 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we analyzed the association between snail population density and heterophyid trematode infection in snails with the rate of FZT transmission to juvenile fish raised in carp nurseries...
  17. Fürst T, Duthaler U, Sripa B, Utzinger J, Keiser J. Trematode infections: liver and lung flukes. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2012;26:399-419 pubmed publisher
  18. Nissen S, Nguyen L, Dalsgaard A, Thamsborg S, Johansen M. Experimental infection with the small intestinal trematode, Haplorchis pumilio, in young dogs. Vet Parasitol. 2013;191:138-42 pubmed publisher
    ..were observed in the infected group and no macroscopic pathological changes could be assigned to the trematode infections, neither did histopathological examination of the intestine reveal any differences between the infected and ..
  19. Louhi K, Karvonen A, Rellstab C, Jokela J. Is the population genetic structure of complex life cycle parasites determined by the geographic range of the most motile host?. Infect Genet Evol. 2010;10:1271-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that parasite dispersal in the definitive host may limit local cycling of the parasites in the intermediate host populations...
  20. Chung O, Lee H, Sohn W, Park Y, Chai J, Seo M. Discovery of Parvatrema duboisi and Parvatrema homoeotecnum (Digenea: Gymnophallidae) from migratory birds in Korea. Korean J Parasitol. 2010;48:271-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The oral and ventral sucker ratio was 2.5:1, and the eggs were 17.5 x 8.8 µm in size. These worms were assigned to be P. homoeotecnum James, 1964. This is the first report on the natural final hosts of Parvatrema spp. in Korea...
  21. Watthanakulpanich D, Waikagul J, Maipanich W, Nuamtanong S, Sanguankiat S, Pubampen S, et al. Haplorchis taichui as a possible etiologic agent of irritable bowel syndrome-like symptoms. Korean J Parasitol. 2010;48:225-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study has reported a possible link between H. taichui and IBS, and H. taichui might probably play a role in the etiology of these IBS-like symptoms...
  22. Fürst T, Keiser J, Utzinger J. Global burden of human food-borne trematodiasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012;12:210-21 pubmed publisher
  23. Trung Dung D, van De N, Waikagul J, Dalsgaard A, Chai J, Sohn W, et al. Fishborne zoonotic intestinal trematodes, Vietnam. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:1828-33 pubmed publisher
    ..90.4% of all worms recovered). These results demonstrate that fishborne intestinal parasites are an unrecognized food safety risk in a country whose people have a strong tradition of eating raw fish. ..
  24. Karvonen A, Paukku S, Valtonen E, Hudson P. Transmission, infectivity and survival of Diplostomum spathaceum cercariae. Parasitology. 2003;127:217-24 pubmed
    ..The per capita transmission rate was frequency dependent and averaged 0.341/h (+/- 0.036)...
  25. Saenphet S, Wongsawad C, Saenphet K, Rojanapaibul A, Vanittanakom P, Chai J. Haplorchis taichui: worm recovery rate and immune responses in infected rats (Rattus norvegicus). Exp Parasitol. 2008;120:175-9 pubmed publisher
    ..taichui from rat intestine. However, the mechanism by which the MMC result in the helminth expulsion still need to be understood, and it is recommended that other cells such as goblet cells be studied further...
  26. Harrod C, Griffiths D. Ichthyocotylurus erraticus (Digenea: Strigeidae): factors affecting infection intensity and the effects of infection on pollan ( Coregonus autumnalis ), a glacial relict fish. Parasitology. 2005;131:511-9 pubmed
  27. Keiser J, Utzinger J. Chemotherapy for major food-borne trematodes: a review. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2004;5:1711-26 pubmed
    Food-borne trematode infections, caused by liver flukes (Clonorchis, Fasciola, Opisthorchis), lung flukes (Paragonimus) and intestinal flukes (Echinostoma, Fasciolopsis, heterophyids), are significant public health problems, most notably ..
  28. Skov J, Kania P, Dalsgaard A, Jørgensen T, Buchmann K. Life cycle stages of heterophyid trematodes in Vietnamese freshwater fishes traced by molecular and morphometric methods. Vet Parasitol. 2009;160:66-75 pubmed publisher
  29. De N, Murrell K, Cong L, Cam P, Chau L, Toan N, et al. The food-borne trematode zoonoses of Vietnam. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2003;34 Suppl 1:12-34 pubmed
    ..Finally, the authors present recommendations for further research to provide a more comprehensive picture of the status of these zoonoses, and to obtain the risk assessment information needed to design prevention and control programs. ..
  30. Sorensen R, Minchella D. Snail-trematode life history interactions: past trends and future directions. Parasitology. 2001;123 Suppl:S3-18 pubmed
    ..Finally, we propose directions for future experiments that will better assess the ecological and evolutionary factors influencing snail life history responses to trematode parasitism. ..
  31. Janicki Z, Konjevic D, Severin K. Monitoring and treatment of Fascioloides magna in semi-farm red deer husbandry in Croatia. Vet Res Commun. 2005;29 Suppl 2:83-8 pubmed
    ..The most effective antiparasitic treatment was implemented on herd and individual treatment. Treatment was extended to the free-ranging population of deer in the same region...
  32. Toledo R, Esteban J, Fried B. Chapter 3. Recent advances in the biology of echinostomes. Adv Parasitol. 2009;69:147-204 pubmed publisher
    ..We then highlight host-parasite interactions between echinostomes and their intermediate and definitive hosts with emphasis on the application of novel techniques to these topics...
  33. Martorelli S, Fredensborg B, Mouritsen K, Poulin R. Description and proposed life cycle of Maritrema novaezealandensis n. sp. (Microphallidae) parasitic in red-billed gulls, Larus novaehollandiae scopulinus, from Otago Harbor, South Island, New Zealand. J Parasitol. 2004;90:272-7 pubmed
    ..Finally, the definitive host, the gull, L. n. scopulinus, harbors the adult worms in its intestine...
  34. Liu S, Yang T. Haploporus mugilis sp. n. (Digenea: Haploporidae) from Valamugil engeli (Pisces: Mugilidae) in the Taiwan Straits, China. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2002;49:93-5 pubmed
  35. Keiser J, Utzinger J. Food-borne trematodiases. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2009;22:466-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Current research needs are emphasized...
  36. Brant S, Loker E. Molecular systematics of the avian schistosome genus Trichobilharzia (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae) in North America. J Parasitol. 2009;95:941-63 pubmed publisher
  37. Phan V, Ersbøll A, Bui T, Nguyen H, Murrell D, Dalsgaard A. Fish-borne zoonotic trematodes in cultured and wild-caught freshwater fish from the Red River Delta, Vietnam. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2010;10:861-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These results underscore the need for greater awareness of the risk from raw fish dishes among public health agencies and consumers. ..
  38. Nguyen T, Nguyen T, Johansen M, Murrell K, Phan T, Dalsgaard A, et al. Prevalence and risks for fishborne zoonotic trematode infections in domestic animals in a highly endemic area of North Vietnam. Acta Trop. 2009;112:198-203 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, education of farmers to avoid feeding raw fish and to perform regular anthelmintic treatment of dogs, cats and pigs is needed in integrated FZT control programs...
  39. Chai J, Shin E, Lee S, Rim H. Foodborne intestinal flukes in Southeast Asia. Korean J Parasitol. 2009;47 Suppl:S69-102 pubmed publisher
    ..Praziquantel is effective for most intestinal fluke infections. Continued efforts to understand epidemiological significance of intestinal fluke infections, with detection of further human cases, are required...
  40. Gracenea M, González Moreno O. Life cycle of Brachylaima mascomai n. sp. (Trematoda: Brachylaimidae), a parasite of rats in the Llobregat delta (Spain). J Parasitol. 2002;88:124-33 pubmed
    ..Vitellaria extend from between middle level and anterior margin of anterior testis to between middle level and posterior margin of acetabulum. Uterus almost reaches the intestinal bifurcation. ..
  41. Seo M, Guk S, Lee S, Chai J. Gynaecotyla squatarolae (Digenea: Microphallidae) from rats experimentally infected with metacercariae from the shore crab, Macrophthalmus dilatatus. Korean J Parasitol. 2007;45:199-204 pubmed
    ..In the present study, it has been first proven that the shore crab M. dilatatus is a second intermediate host for G. squatarolae in the Republic of Korea...
  42. Chai J, Han E, Park Y, Guk S, Lee S. Acanthoparyphium tyosenense: the discovery of human infection and identification of its source. J Parasitol. 2001;87:794-800 pubmed
    ..tyosenense; adult flukes were confirmed after the experimental infection of chicks. The results show that A. tyosenense infects humans and that brackish water mollusks are the source of human infection...
  43. Fried B, Graczyk T, Tamang L. Food-borne intestinal trematodiases in humans. Parasitol Res. 2004;93:159-70 pubmed
    ..Because most of the implicated species are in the Echinostomatidae and Heterophyidae, emphasis in the review is placed on species in these families...
  44. Liu S, Wang Y, Peng W, Yu S, Yang W. Saccocoelium megasacculum n. sp., a new haploporid trematode from Liza carinatus in the Taiwan strait. J Parasitol. 2004;90:604-7 pubmed
  45. Sukontason K, Sukontason K, Piangjai S, Pungpak S, Radomyos P. Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini infection among villagers harboring Opisthorchis-like eggs. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2001;32 Suppl 2:23-6 pubmed
    ..viverrini: H. taichui eggs in mixed infection cases was 2.29 (min = 1, max = 17.5). It is suggested that chemotherapy with praziquentel treatment should be given to patients who are positive for O. viverrini-like eggs...
  46. Poulin R. Global warming and temperature-mediated increases in cercarial emergence in trematode parasites. Parasitology. 2006;132:143-51 pubmed
  47. Amine F, Euzet L, Kechemir Issad N. Description de deux nouvelles espèces de Lamellodiscus Johnston & Tiegs, 1922 (Monogenea: Diplectanidae) du groupe morphologique 'ignoratus', parasites de Diplodus sargus et D. vulgaris (Teleostei: Sparidae). Syst Parasitol. 2006;64:37-45 pubmed
    ..Two new species, L. falcus n. sp. and L. neifari n. sp. form part of the 'ignoratus' subgroup. These species are distinguished by the morphology and the size of the sclerotised parts of the haptor and copulatory organ...
  48. Sohn W, Eom K, Min D, Rim H, Hoang E, Yang Y, et al. Fishborne trematode metacercariae in freshwater fish from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Korean J Parasitol. 2009;47:249-57 pubmed publisher
    ..In particular, 4 species of intestinal flukes, M. yokogawai, H. taichui, H. pumilio, and C. formosanus, were prevalent in fish hosts, whereas C. sinensis metacercariae were detected only in 3 fish species...
  49. Derbel H, Boudaya L, Neifar L. Pseudodiplectanum syrticum n. sp. (Monogenea: Diplectanidae), a parasite of Synapturichthys kleinii (Teleostei: Soleidae) from off Tunisia. Syst Parasitol. 2007;68:225-31 pubmed
    ..In P. syrticum the ventral transverse bar and dorso-lateral bars are longer than those of P. gibsoni (114 vs 69.5-89 microm and 48 vs 33-44 microm, respectively)...
  50. Kiesecker J. Synergism between trematode infection and pesticide exposure: a link to amphibian limb deformities in nature?. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002;99:9900-4 pubmed
  51. Tran T, Murrell K, Madsen H, Nguyen V, Dalsgaard A. Fishborne zoonotic trematodes in raw fish dishes served in restaurants in Nam Dinh Province and Hanoi, Vietnam. J Food Prot. 2009;72:2394-9 pubmed
    ..Also, the high densities of MC in the remainder parts (2.3 to 72.9 MC per 50 g) pose a threat for cross-contamination during dish preparation...
  52. Laruelle F, Molloy D, Roitman V. Histological analysis of trematodes in Dreissena polymorpha: their location, pathogenicity, and distinguishing morphological characteristics. J Parasitol. 2002;88:856-63 pubmed
    ..These images, in conjunction with the morphological descriptions presented, should assist researchers in identifying the 4 major trematode taxa that they are likely to encounter in the tissue sections of zebra mussels...
  53. Lan Anh N, Phuong N, Murrell K, Johansen M, Dalsgaard A, Thu L, et al. Animal reservoir hosts and fish-borne zoonotic trematode infections on fish farms, Vietnam. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15:540-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These results, combined with data from previous investigations in this community, imply that domestic animals serve as reservoir hosts for FZT and therefore must be included in any control programs to prevent FZT infection in humans...
  54. Chi T, Dalsgaard A, Turnbull J, Tuan P, Murrell K. Prevalence of zoonotic trematodes in fish from a Vietnamese fish-farming community. J Parasitol. 2008;94:423-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This has implications for the effectiveness of control programs focused mainly on treatment of humans...
  55. Shin E, Lee S, Kim J, Chai J. T-helper-1 and T-helper-2 immune responses in mice infected with the intestinal fluke Neodiplostomum seoulense: their possible roles in worm expulsion and host fatality. J Parasitol. 2007;93:1036-45 pubmed publisher
    ..This study shows that mixed Th1 and Th2 responses occur during the course of N. seoulense infection in BALB/c mice. Heavy infiltrations of macrophages in the small intestine may participate in host damage and worm expulsion...
  56. do Nascimento C, do Nascimento A, Mapeli E, Tebaldi J, Duarte J, Hoppe E. Natural infection by Paramphistomoidea Stiles and Goldberger, 1910 trematodes in wild Marsh Deer (Blastocerus dichotomus Illiger, 1815) from Sérgio Mottas's hydroelectric power station flooding area. Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. 2006;15:133-7 pubmed
    ..All necropsied animals were infected by helminths. Paramphistomum cervi was the most prevalent species, while Zygocotyle lunatum was found in only one animal...
  57. Sayasone S, Tesana S, Utzinger J, Hatz C, Akkhavong K, Odermatt P. Rare human infection with the trematode Echinochasmus japonicus in Lao PDR. Parasitol Int. 2009;58:106-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The frequent consumption of raw or insufficiently cooked freshwater fish and other aquatic products is the root cause of acquiring rare zoonotic infections such as E. japonicus...
  58. Simkova A, Kadlec D, Gelnar M, Morand S. Abundance-prevalence relationship of gill congeneric ectoparasites: testing the core satellite hypothesis and ecological specialisation. Parasitol Res. 2002;88:682-6 pubmed
    ..However, generalists were found to be more widely distributed among hosts and had higher abundances than specialists, which supports the ecological specialisation hypothesis...
  59. Vo D, Murrell D, Dalsgaard A, Bristow G, Nguyen D, Bui T, et al. Prevalence of zoonotic metacercariae in two species of grouper, Epinephelus coioides and Epinephelus bleekeri, and flathead mullet, Mugil cephalus, in Vietnam. Korean J Parasitol. 2008;46:77-82 pubmed publisher
  60. McCarthy H, Fitzpatrick S, Irwin S. Parasite alteration of host shape: a quantitative approach to gigantism helps elucidate evolutionary advantages. Parasitology. 2004;128:7-14 pubmed
  61. Karvonen A, Kirsi S, Hudson P, Valtonen E. Patterns of cercarial production from Diplostomum spathaceum: terminal investment or bet hedging?. Parasitology. 2004;129:87-92 pubmed
    ..Fewer cercariae were released at night, which may increase transmission efficiency to diurnally-active fish hosts. The mechanisms associated with daily cercarial production are discussed...
  62. Gargouri Ben Abdalah L, Elbohli S, Maamouri F. Digenean diversity in labrid fish from the Bay of Bizerte in Tunisia. J Helminthol. 2010;84:27-33 pubmed publisher
    ..alacris) or in spring and summer (Z. rubellus). The levels of infection and digenean faunal diversity in labrid fish from the Tunisian coasts are generally lower than those from localities within the western Mediterranean...
  63. Diaz J, Cremonte F. Development from metacercaria to adult of a new species of Maritrema (Digenea: Microphallidae) parasitic in the kelp gull, Larus dominicanus , from the Patagonian coast, Argentina. J Parasitol. 2010;96:740-5 pubmed publisher
    ..altimanus acts as a second intermediate host of M. madrynensis n. sp. This is the first report of a Maritrema species in Patagonia and the southernmost record for the genus...
  64. Olsen A, Thuan L, Murrell K, Dalsgaard A, Johansen M, De N. Cross-sectional parasitological survey for helminth infections among fish farmers in Nghe An province, Vietnam. Acta Trop. 2006;100:199-204 pubmed
    ..Identification of the human behavioural factors and environmental features responsible for the distribution and frequency of STHs among adults is needed as well as a sensitive diagnostic test of fish-borne trematodes at species level...
  65. Karvonen A, Paukku S, Seppälä O, Valtonen E. Resistance against eye flukes: naïve versus previously infected fish. Parasitol Res. 2005;95:55-9 pubmed
    ..0-89.1%. Parasite establishment was also affected by fish host density as fewer parasites were found in fish in higher densities. The implications of these results for the fish-farming industry and fish-stocking protocols are discussed...
  66. Phiri A, Phiri I, Chota A, Monrad J. Trematode infections in freshwater snails and cattle from the Kafue wetlands of Zambia during a period of highest cattle-water contact. J Helminthol. 2007;81:85-92 pubmed
    ..were collected from six areas in the Kafue wetlands between August and October 2003 to assess larval trematode infections. Of these, 135 (13.7%) were positive. Most trematode infections were recorded from Lymnaea natalensis (42...
  67. Chai J, Park J, Han E, Guk S, Shin E, Lin A, et al. Mixed infections with Opisthorchis viverrini and intestinal flukes in residents of Vientiane Municipality and Saravane Province in Laos. J Helminthol. 2005;79:283-9 pubmed
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    ..e. O. viverrini, H. taichui, H. yokogawai and C. formosanus, are prevalent in various species of freshwater fish from Savannakhet Province and Vientiane Municipality, Lao PDR...
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