Human sparganosis in Thailand: an overview.

  title={Human sparganosis in Thailand: an overview.},
  author={Malinee Thairungroj Anantaphruti and Yukifumi Nawa and Yuvadee Vanvanitchai},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={118 3},
Human sparganosis is caused by cestode larvae (spargana) of the genus Spirometra, which exploit copepods as the first intermediate host. A wide range of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals serve as second intermediate/paratenic hosts. Human infections occur mainly by ingesting raw intermediate/paratenic hosts. Cases are found mainly in China, Japan and Korea, and sporadically also in Thailand and other Asian countries. In the period 1943-2010, there were 52 reported cases of sparganosis in… CONTINUE READING
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