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Fish as the natural second intermediate host of Gnathostoma spinigerum.

  title={Fish as the natural second intermediate host of Gnathostoma spinigerum.},
  author={Wichit Rojekittikhun and Jitra Waikagul and Tossapon Chaiyasith},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={33 Suppl 3},
Gnathostomiasis is a helminthic disease most frequently occurring in Thailand. Human infections are usually found to be caused by Gnathostoma spinigerum, although five species of the genus Gnathostoma exist in Thailand, and three of these are capable of infecting man. In Thailand, 47 species of vertebrates--fish (19), frogs (2), reptiles (11), birds (11) and mammals (4)--have been reported to serve naturally as the second intermediate (and/or paratenic) hosts of G. spinigerum. Of these, fish… 

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