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Paragonimiasis is a parasitic lung infection caused by lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus, with most cases reported from Asia and caused by P. westermani following consumption of raw or undercooked crustaceans. With the exception of imported P. westermani cases in immigrants, in travelers...

Author(s)
Diaz, J. H.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 2013, 26, 3, pp 493-504
Abstract

The liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus is one of the few zoonotic trematodes that circulates in the European Union (EU). It is transmitted from freshwater snails to fish and then to fish-eating mammals, including humans, in which it causes opisthorchiasis. In the 20th century, the majority of...

Author(s)
Pozio, E.; Armignacco, O.; Ferri, F.; Morales, M. A. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2013, 126, 1, pp 54-62
Abstract

A 37-year-old man from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sought medical attention in 2005 because of low fever, cough, abdominal tenderness, and left shoulder pain. The symptoms started 15 days after a recreational trip to Tocantins, where he practiced sport fishing and ate a sashimi-style freshwater raw...

Author(s)
Vargas, T. J. de S.; Kahler, S.; Dib, C.; Cavaliere, M. B.; Jeunon-Sousa, M. A.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2012, 18, 12, pp 2087-2089
Abstract

Failure of intensive chemotherapy to control schistosomiasis in a highly endemic area of northeast Brazil led to the hypothesis that sociodemographic and/or behavioural variables could be involved in the persistent transmission of the disease. A univariate analysis of such variables in relation to...

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Moza, P. G.; Pieri, O. S.; Barbosa, C. S.; Rey, L.
Citation
Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 1998, 14, 1, pp 107-115

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