Faciolysis

Gaćeša, Ranko (2009) Faciolysis. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Fasciolosis is an important helminth disease caused by trematodes Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica. In Europe, the Americas and Oceania only F. hepatica is a concern, but the distributions of both species overlap in many areas of Africa and Asia. The definitive host range is very broad and includes many herbivorous including humans. The life cycle includes freshwater snails as an intermediate host of the parasite. Recently, worldwide losses in animal productivity due to fasciolosis were conservatively estimated at over US$3.2 billion per annum. In addition, fasciolosis is now recognized as an emerging human disease. The World Health Organization has estimated that 2.4 million people are infected with Fasciola, and a further 180 million are at risk of infection.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lajtner, Jasna
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 9
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2014 12:52
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 12:52
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3581

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