The life cycle of Fasciola gigantica is as follows: eggs (transported with feces) → eggs hatch → miracidium → miracidium infect snail. Life ca passes its life cycle in two different hosts. • Definitive hosts- Sheep,goat, cattle or man. Adult worm in the biliary passages of the liver. Keywords: Fasciola gigantica, life history, biological characteristic, The general life cycle of fasciolids is described in the following passage.

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Fascioliasis in domestic ruminants of Thailand is mainly passed on by F.

Fasciola gigantica causes outbreaks in tropical areas of southern Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Understanding of these stages is needed to understand the epidemiology of fascioliasis in Thailand.


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Hatching began to occur on day 11, while most eggs hatched on day The metacercariae can then be found on vegetation, such as the rice plant, stubble, Japanese parsley, and water lilies [ 812 ]. This article incorporates CC-BY Journal of Helminthology Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: As in many light trematode infections, there may be vague symptoms or the patient may remain asymptomatic.

Few human infections with F. Johnson and Thieltges, Ecosystem Roles Fasciola spp. C Egg with fully matured miracidium. Immature flukes then penetrate the liver and become mature in the biliary track.


The unique characteristics of this stage include 2 lateral projections at the posterior end. Shin SH et al.

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Global Health — Division of Parasitic Diseases. The metacercariae excysted to become young adult worms and were then recovered in the intestine on days 3 and 6 PI, until day 9 PI when they were found in the liver of the host. One-month-old non-parasitized snails, L.

The eggs are unembryonated when passed in feces. Digenea on life history traits of Lymnaea cousini and Lymnaea columella Gastropoda: Adults of Fasciola hepatica are large and broadly-flattened, measuring up to 30 mm long and 15 mm wide. Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. Enter Email Address What’s this? Free swimming cercariae are shed from snails, they then find aquatic plants, encyst and become metacercariae.

On day cyclee post incubation, the young sporocyst transformed to become a mature sporocyst, redia-like in shape, but with no pharynx or primitive gut no. Free-swimming miracidia encountered and penetrated fassciola appropriate snail intermediate host L.

The current tests of choice for immunodiagnosis of human Fasciola hepatica infection are enzyme immunoassays EIA with excretory-secretory ES antigens combined with confirmation of positives by immunoblot. The life cycle completes itself when the definitive hosts eat vegetation containing the metacercariae.


Life cycle image and information courtesy of DPDx. Previous studies have been only on 1 or 2 stages of the life history.

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The adult flukes Fasciola hepatica: The metacercariae of F. Dreyfuss G, Rondelaud D. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Especially in humans, specific detection by clinical, pathological, coprological or immunological methods are unreliable.

Factors affecting dynamics of lifs productivity of Fasciola gigantica from its snail host. Dreyfuss and Rondeland [ 13 ] compared the productivity of infected F. All experimental hosts were managed according to the guidelines approved by the Animal Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, and this document no.

Juvenile worms were detected in intestines of mice at days 3 and 6 PI, but they were found in the bile duct from day 9 PI. For an overview including prevention and control visit www.

Synapomorphy of the Anthozoa. Parasitol al Dia ; Temperatures above 10 degree Celsius are required for the development of the miracidia larvae stage.