Nanophyetus | definition of nanophyetus by Medical dictionary
Any species of parasitic flatworms (“flukes”) that live in freshwater fish. They may infest humans who consume raw, smoked, or partially cooked salmon and steelhead. Characteristic symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
a genus of digenetic trematodes in the family Nanophyetidae, parasites in the intestines of mammals.
found in the small intestines of cats, dogs and many small, wild mammals, and occasionally in piscivorous birds and humans. The second intermediate host is fish. The fluke carries the rickettsia that causes salmon
poisoning and elokomin fluke fever
in the terminal host.
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SPD is a disease caused by the bacterium Neorickettsia helmintheoca which is carried by the fluke, Nanophyetus
Jacobson KC, Teel D, Van Doornik DM, Casillas E (2008) Parasite-associated mortality of juvenile Pacific salmon caused by the trematode Nanophyetus
salmincola during early marine residence.