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Scientists study role of snails in parasites that pose public health threat

1 month ago   |   By Food Safety News

Researchers have increased knowledge of the lifecycle of some parasites by studying snails in Thailand. These parasites can cause severe infections in humans who consume raw or improperly cooked fish that have fed on infected snails.
Parasitic flatworms were found to use several species of thiarid snails, commonly found in freshwater environments in Southeast Asia, as their first intermediate host.
“Trematode infections are major public health problems affecting humans in Southeast Asia. Trematode infections depend not only on the habit of people, but also on the presence of first and...
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