Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2011.07.019
Title: The ecology of the Bithynia first intermediate hosts of Opisthorchis viverrini
Authors: Petney, T.
Sithithaworn, P.
Andrews, R.
Kiatsopit, N.
Tesana, S.
Grundy-Warr, C. 
Ziegler, A. 
Keywords: Bithynia funiculata
Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos
Cercarial prevalence
Epidemiology
Habitat
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Citation: Petney, T., Sithithaworn, P., Andrews, R., Kiatsopit, N., Tesana, S., Grundy-Warr, C., Ziegler, A. (2012-03). The ecology of the Bithynia first intermediate hosts of Opisthorchis viverrini. Parasitology International 61 (1) : 38-45. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2011.07.019
Abstract: Opisthorchiasis, together with its associated cholangiocarcinoma, is one of the most important human parasitic diseases on continental Southeast Asia. A great deal of epidemiological data from humans is available on this disease, particularly from the northeast of Thailand, however, only limited information is available on those aspects of the life cycle relating to its Bithynia (Gastropoda) and cyprinid fish intermediate hosts. Here we review the information which is available on the Bithynia hosts of Opisthorchis viverrini. Only one major ecological study has been carried out at one site on a single species of Bithynia. We show not only that detailed ecological studies are required to clarify the epidemiology of opisthorchiasis, but also that the taxonomic status of the Bithynia species transmitting O. viverrini requires clarification. © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Source Title: Parasitology International
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49715
ISSN: 13835769
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2011.07.019
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