Opisthorchis viverrini: life cycle, intermediate hosts, transmission to man and geographical distribution in Thailand.

@article{Harinasuta1984OpisthorchisVL,
  title={Opisthorchis viverrini: life cycle, intermediate hosts, transmission to man and geographical distribution in Thailand.},
  author={Chamlong Harinasuta and Tranakchit Harinasuta},
  journal={Arzneimittel-Forschung},
  year={1984},
  volume={34 9B},
  pages={
          1164-7
        }
}
Opisthorchis viverrini has been found to be the only species of liver fluke in Thailand. The morphology is similar to that of O. felineus, but it has more deeply lobated testes, situated near the ovary. The appearance and distribution of the vitellaria with few granular clumps and the shorter and wider egg closely resemble that of C. sinensis. The adult worms live in the biliary system. Eggs pass out in faeces. On reaching water the eggs are eaten by snails, the first intermediate host. In the… CONTINUE READING

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