Acquired resistance to Opisthorchis viverrini in the hamster.

  title={Acquired resistance to Opisthorchis viverrini in the hamster.},
  author={David J. Flavell},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={76 6},
  • David J. Flavell
  • Published 1982 in
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical…
Two groups of ten hamsters received a primary challenge of five Opisthorchis viverrini metacercariae intragastrically (Groups I and III) and a third group was left untreated (Group II). 90 days after the primary challenge Groups I and II were given a further 50 metacercariae. Animals were killed 35 days after the secondary challenge and worm burdens and faecal egg counts evaluated. Compared with Group II animals, Group I showed a 24.88% reduction in mean liver worm burden, a difference which… CONTINUE READING

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