The presence of Fasciola hepatica in Huinco: Experimental verification

Alina F. Huiza, Manuel V. Tantaleán

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It has been studied the presence of Fasciola hepatica L., in Huinco, place without livestock, localized in the Province of Huarochiri, Department of Lima, september 1971 and july 1972 Lymnoea viator and Physa venustula were examined looking for stages of F. hepatica and it was also performed exam of feces of the human population Iookíng for eggs of the parasite. Only L. viator snails were found infected by F. hepatica, it was confirmed with the presence of adult parasites in the biliary tract of mice infected with meiacercaría obtained from L. viatar. The human infection by F. Jlepatico was low (0.88 [%]). No being Huinco place for livestock, it was conclud2d the infec-tiOIT of the snails by F. hepatica could happen when the eggs arrive through the watér coming from livestock places localized in areas higher than Huinco.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)136-146
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1974


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