Foodborne trematodiases


Foodborne trematodiases occur after eating raw or undercooked fish, crustaceans, or vegetables contaminated with trematode worm eggs. These infections are most common in East Asia and South America.


Serious infections can cause malaise and severe belly pain. Untreated infections can damage the liver, gallbladder, and lungs.


Foodborne trematodiases are treated with chemotherapy drugs.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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