Optimization of an experimental model for the recovery of adult Haplorchis pumilio (Heterophyidae: Digenea).

@article{Kay2009OptimizationOA,
  title={Optimization of an experimental model for the recovery of adult Haplorchis pumilio (Heterophyidae: Digenea).},
  author={Helle Kay and Kenneth Darwin Murrell and Axel Kornerup Hansen and Henry Madsen and Nguyen Thi Thu Trang and Nguyen Manh Hung and Anders Dalsgaard},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={629-33}
}
Recent studies in Vietnam and other Asian countries have shown that fish-borne zoonotic intestinal trematodes (FZT) occur very frequently in humans. The dominant intestinal FZT in Vietnamese fish are species of Haplorchis, in particular H. pumilio. However, basic studies on the biology and pathology of adult H. pumilio are difficult because of the lack of a standardized experimental animal model. The objective of this study was to establish and optimize such an animal-infection model for H… CONTINUE READING