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KEY FACTS: FOOD-BORNE TREMATODIASES
At least 56 million people globally suffer from one or more foodborne trematodiases.
People become infected through the consumption of raw fish, crustaceans or vegetables that harbour the parasite larvae.
Foodborne trematodiases are most prevalent in South-East Asia and South America.
Foodborne trematodiases result in severe liver and lung disease.
Safe and effective medicines are available to prevent and treat foodborne trematodiases.
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