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Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses

Volume 11 of the series World Class Parasites pp 293-334

Plant-Borne Trematode Zoonoses: Fascioliasis and Fasciolopsiasis

  • Santiago Mas-ComaAffiliated withDepartment of Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia
  • , Marìa Dolores BarguesAffiliated withDepartment of Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia
  • , Marìa Adela ValeroAffiliated withDepartment of Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia

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Abstract

There are six plant-borne trematode species known affecting humans: Fasciola hepatica, F. gigantica, and Fasciolopsis buski (Fasciolidae), Gastrodiscoides hominis (Gastrodiscidae), Watsonius watsoni, and Fischoederius elongatus (Paramphistomidae). Whereas F. hepatica and F. gigantica are hepatic, the other four species are intestinal parasites.