Mar 27, · What is fascioliasis? Fascioliasis is an infectious disease caused by Fasciola parasites, which are flat worms referred to as liver flukes. The adult (mature) flukes are found in the bile ducts and liver of infected people and animals, such as sheep and cattle. In general, fascioliasis is more common in livestock and other animals than in people. Dec 31, · Diagnosis Fasciola hepatica egg in an unstained wet mount (x magnification): F. hepatica eggs are broadly ellipsoidal, operculated, and measure – μm by 60–90 μm.
May 02, · Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica are primarily parasites of domestic and wild ruminants (most commonly, sheep, cattle, and goats; also, camelids, cervids, and buffalo). Infections occasionally occur in aberrant, non-ruminant herbivore hosts, including equids, lagomorphs, macropods, and rodents. Dec 31, · Unstained adult Fasciola hepatica fluke fixed in formalin (30 mm by 13 mm) (CDC Photo: DPDx) Fascioliasis occurs in many areas of the world and usually is caused by F. hepatica, which is a common liver fluke of sheep and cattle. In general, fascioliasis is more common and widespread in animals than in people.
Dec 31, · Fascioliasis is a parasitic infection typically caused by Fasciola hepatica, which is also known as “the common liver fluke” or “the sheep liver fluke.” A related parasite, Fasciola gigantica, also can infect people. Fascioliasis is found in all continents except Antarctica, in over 70 countries, especially where there are sheep or cattle.