What parasite causes clonorchiasis?

clonorchiasis, chronic infection caused by the Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis), a parasitic worm some 10 to 25 mm (0.4 to 1 inch) long that lives in the bile ducts of the liver in humans and other mammals.

How is clonorchiasis transmitted?

The eggs of Clonorchis are ingested by freshwater snails. After the eggs hatch, infected snails release microscopic larvae that then enter freshwater fish. People become infected by eating infected raw or undercooked fish containing the larvae.

How can clonorchiasis be prevented?

Do not eat raw or undercooked freshwater fish. Lightly salted, smoked, or pickled fish can contain infectious parasites. Drinking river water or other nonpotable water will not lead to infection with Clonorchis. The FDA recommends the following for fish preparation or storage to kill any parasites.

Where is the clonorchiasis located?

Clonorchis is a liver fluke parasite that humans can get by eating raw or undercooked fish from areas where the parasite is found. Found across parts of Asia, Clonorchis is also known as the Chinese or oriental liver fluke. Liver flukes infect the liver, gallbladder, and bile duct in humans.

How long does it take to get rid of liver flukes?

“People believe that fermenting will kill the parasite. But they only ferment it two or three days. It would take six months to kill it,” says Suttiprapa.

How do you know if you have trichinosis?

These symptoms usually include diarrhea (loose stool/poop), nausea (feeling of sickness in the stomach), fatigue, and stomach pain. Other symptoms may appear 2-8 weeks after infection and may include fever, headaches, chills, muscle soreness, pain and swelling around the eyes.

Are liver flukes common?

Liver fluke infections aren’t common in the United States, but they do occur. Your risk of infection increases if you travel to parts of the world where the parasites are widespread.