Volume 15, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Fifteen additional species of animals collected from central and northeastern Thailand were found naturally infected with the third-stage (infective) larvae of , bringing the total to 36 known species of natural second intermediate hosts, of which fresh-water fishes ( and ), the domestic duck and the domestic chicken probably constitute the more important sources of infection in man. Experimental infections suggest 20 species of animals as potential second intermediate hosts even though not all have been found naturally infected. Infective larvae were usually first located in the liver, later in the muscles. The hamster, Norway rat, white rat, white mouse, guinea pig, domestic chicken and domestic duck are susceptible to the infection and can be used effectively as laboratory hosts.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error