Study highlights public health, economic impact of food-borne trematodiases

Food-borne trematodiases are an important cluster of neglected tropical diseases, a recent study found. Many knowledge gaps exist about trematodiases, which are caused by liver, lung, and internal parasitic fluke (worm) infections that cause inflammatory lesions and damage the target organs.


“Our results call for new efforts to control and eventually eliminate food-borne trematodiasis.”
-Jürg Utzinger, MSc, PhD, study author and researcher


The infections are named after their location in the host. The >80 different food-borne trematode infections are transmitted by...

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