Published in Blood Weekly, January 29th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Acta Tropica, "Opisthorchiasis is caused by the liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini. The fluke afflicts approximately seven million inhabitants in northeastern and northern Thailand.
"The fluke utilizes, respectively, freshwater snails and cyprinoid fish as its first and second intermediate hosts. Man is the accidental definitive host who acquires infection through the consumption of improperly cooked fish," wrote E.S. Upatham and coauthors.
The researchers concluded: ...
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