Fasciola hepatica infection in an indigenous community of the peruvian jungle

Miguel M. Cabada, Alejandro Castellanos-Gonzalez, Martha Lopez, María Alejandra Caravedo, Eulogia Arque, Arthur Clinton White

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Fasciola hepatica is a zoonotic infection with a worldwide distribution. Autochthonous cases have not been reported in the Amazon region of Peru. Operculated eggs resembling F. hepatica were identified in the stools of five out of 215 subjects in a remote indigenous community of the Peruvian jungle. Polymerase chain reaction targeting Fasciola hepatica cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) gene and sequencing of the products confirmed Fasciola infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1309-1312
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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