The life cycle of Fasciola gigantica is as follows: eggs (transported with feces) → eggs hatch → miracidium → miracidium infect snail. Life ca passes its life cycle in two different hosts. • Definitive hosts- Sheep,goat, cattle or man. Adult worm in the biliary passages of the liver. Keywords: Fasciola gigantica, life history, biological characteristic, The general life cycle of fasciolids is described in the following passage.

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To obtain approval please contact the Parasitic Diseases Public Inquiries at or at parasites cdc. In the wild the eggs hatch into miracidia and penetrate a snail host. The parasite infects cattle and buffalo and can also be seen regionally in goats, sheep, and donkeys. In the United States F. We have no conflict of interest related to this study.


Most of the previous reports have focused on F. The most important intermediate host for F. Fasciolidaeis important as a plant-borne trematode together with the sheep liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica. Fasciola hepatica infect various animal species, mostly herbivores.

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After the miracidia hatched, they actively swam to search for lymnaeid snail species, such as L. Immature Fasciola eggs are discharged in the biliary ducts and in the stool. Read, Key Behaviors parasite sessile motile sedentary Communication and Perception The time it takes for the shelled embryos of Fasciola gigantica to hatch is rapidly increased in the presence of light. The time it takes for the shelled embryos of Fasciola gigantica to hatch is rapidly increased in the presence of light.


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The eggs are unembryonated when passed in feces. Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir.

Adequate amounts of moisture are also needed, these factors can account for the intensity and prevalence of infection in the definitive hosts. A pharynx and prepharynx are present Fig. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Fasciola gigantica Cobbold’s drawing of Fasciola gigantica Scientific classification Kingdom: Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from July After that, the bodies of mature sporocysts are elongated and formed to rediae Fig.

Ultrastructure of the adult tegument. This situation with its potential for misdiagnosis can be avoided by having the patient follow a liver-free diet several days before a repeat stool examination.

Unstained adult of F. As with other trematodes, Fasciola ggigantica in a molluscan intermediate host. Miracidia are hatched from the eggs in water, and they penetrate into several lymnaeid snails intermediate hostssuch as Lymnaea viridisL.

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C Egg with fully matured miracidium.

Enter Email Address What’s this? Antibody detection tests are useful especially in the early invasive stages, when the eggs are not yet apparent in the stools, or in ectopic fascioliasis. The body is elongated and conical and has a broad anterior part and a posterior part that tapers to a blunt end.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The prevalence of F. Growth and development of worms in mice Sixteen albino mice Mus musculus domesticus were used as the experimental definitive host.

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Once the cysts are formed Fasciola species become metacercaria and these infect a mammal host if they are accidentally ingested with the vegetation.

In the chronic phase caused by the adult fluke within the bile ductsthe symptoms are more discrete and reflect intermittent biliary obstruction and inflammation. ,ife adult flukes Fasciola hepatica: Pre-approval is necessary before submitting a specimen for fascioliasis testing.