Clonorchiasis

Parasitic Diseases, Trematodes (Flukes)

Animals Involved

Dogs, cats, swine, rats, other mammals are definitive hosts; fish (and snails) are intermediate hosts

Known Distributions

Asia

Probable Means of Spreading

Ingestion of undercooked infected freshwater fish or shrimp containing encysted larvae

Clinical Manifestations in People

Cholecystitis symptoms, indigestion, diarrhea, mild fever; chronic infections associated with cirrhosis, pancreatitis, or cholangiocarcinoma

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