liver fluke


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liver fluke

n.
Any of several parasitic trematode worms that infest the liver of humans and other mammals, especially Clonorchis sinensis and several species in the genus Opisthorchis, acquired from eating infected freshwater fish, and two species in the genus Fasciola, acquired from ingesting contaminated water or aquatic vegetation.

liver fluke

n
(Animals) any of various parasitic flatworms, esp Fasciola hepatica, that inhabit the bile ducts of sheep, cattle, etc, and have a complex life cycle: class Digenea. See also trematode

liv′er fluke`

(ˈlɪv ər)
n.
any of various trematodes, as Fasciola hepatica, parasitic in the liver and bile ducts of mammels.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liver fluke - flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humansliver fluke - flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans
trematode, trematode worm, fluke - parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
Fasciola, genus Fasciola - a genus of Fasciolidae
Translations

liver fluke

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1] reported a case with diffuse parenchymal lung diseases, which was believed to be attributed to the infection of liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis .
WEST Wales will experience a high risk of liver fluke this year following a summer 30% wetter than average and a mild December.
After being thrashed by the quackbusters that a human liver fluke endemic to Southeast Asia could be causal in cancer cases, scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research collaborating with George Washington University have found that another human liver fluke (Opisthorchis viverrini) contributes to the development of liver cancer by secreting granulin, a growth hormone that is known to cause uncontrolled cell growth.
Based on this, NADIS has predicted a high risk of liver fluke infection in north, west and central Scotland, west Wales, Cornwall, eastern Scotland and parts of north and south-west England are at medium risk, whereas most of central and eastern England are at low risk.
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Of the 50 blood samples submitted, more than 20 percent came back positive or bordering positive for liver fluke antibodies, said Sung-Tae Hong, the tropical medicine specialist who carried out the tests at Seoul National University in South Korea.
Amongst all gastrointestinal parasites, Liver fluke found predominantly and appeared to be most prevalent problem in buffalo, Cow, Goat and Sheep.
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The presence of mud also creates an ideal habitat for the tiny snails which spread the serious parasite, liver fluke, which can be fatal to sheep.
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Although presence of the liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis is well documented in Vietnam (3), evidence of the presence of the more common liver fluke of Southeast Asia, Opisthorchis viverrini, is only circumstantial.