A focus of Fasciola hepatica in Crete without human cases

Maria Antoniou, Christos Lionis, Yianis Tselentis

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Abstract

In Greece, Fasciola hepatica, the sheep liver fluke, is common in sheep but only three human cases of fascioliasis have been reported. An epidemiological study was conducted in central Crete which proved to be a focus of F. hepatica. Sheep and snails were found positive for this parasite, but none of the 205 persons tested serologically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Crete
  • epidemiology
  • Fasciola hepatica
  • Greece

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