KEY FACTS: FOOD-BORNE TREMATODIASES

 

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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