Food-borne trematodiasis

Food-borne trematodiasis is a disease that comprise of liver flukes (Clonorchis sinensis, Fasciola gigantica, Fasciola hepatica, Opisthorchis felineus, and Opisthorchis viverrini), lung flukes (Paragonimus spp.), and intestinal flukes (e.g., Echinostoma spp., Fasciolopsis buski, and the heterophyids). Infection occurs by eating raw and undercook aquatic products (e.g. fish, crustacean and water plants) that contain metacercariae.

Prevention:
  • avoid eating undecook sea food
  • cook seafoods thoroughly

Cure:
  • praziquantelĀ 
  • triclabendazole
  • artemisinins
  • trioxolanes