Anisakis


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Anisakis

 [an″ĭ-sa´kis]
a genus of nematodes that parasitize the stomachs of marine mammals and birds.

Anisakis

(an'i-sā'kis),
Genus of nematodes (family Anisakidae) that includes many common parasites of marine fish-eating birds and marine mammals.
[G. anisos, unequal, + akis, a point]

Anisakis

/An·i·sa·kis/ (an″ĭ-sa´kis) a genus of nematodes that parasitize the stomachs of marine mammals and birds.

Anisakis

[an′i·sa′kis]
Etymology: Gk, an-, not, without + isos, equal + akis, point
a genus of nematodes of the super family Ascaridoidea; species A. marina is the usual cause of human anisakiasis. Its organisms are found in the stomachs of marine animals and birds. Human infection occurs by ingestion of raw fish that contain larvae.

Anisakis

a genus of nematodes that parasitize the stomachs of marine mammals; found most commonly in wild fish, rarely in cultured fish. Larval stages can cause disease in humans.
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Recently, molecular genetic techniques have shown that the main species, Anisakis simplex and Pseudoterranova decipiens, are in fact species groups with distinct geographic and biologic characteristics (3,4).
Contract award: Food Standards Agency - National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for PARASITES - ANISAKIS.
This two armed in vitro and in vivo study sought to measure the effect of Matricaria chamomilla essential oil (EO) on the larvae of Anisakis simplex.
The increase in diagnosed cases of anisakiasis and the virtual absence of effective treatments have prompted the search for new active compounds against Anisakis [L.
The other is a roundworm, Anisakis simplex, that does widely occur in saltwater species around the world but so rarely causes illness in the United States that fewer than 10 cases are reported each year.
The condition is now known as red vent syndrome and scientists have concluded it is being caused by these parasite worms, which are called anisakis simplex and hysterothylacium simplex.
The nematode worm Anisakis simplex can cause serious health problems, especially in pregnant women and elderly people.
The worms were identified as the larvae of Anisakis simplex and measured up to 17.