Paragonimiasis: an important food-borne zoonosis in China.


The lung fluke, Paragonimus westermani, is of major socioeconomic importance in Asia. The parasite is transmitted via snails to freshwater crabs or crayfish, then to humans and other mammals, such as cats and dogs, and causes paragonimiasis. This review provides a background on the parasite and its life cycle; summarizes key aspects regarding the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/