Nanophyetus salmincola | definition of Nanophyetus salmincola by Medical dictionary
Na·no·phy·e·tus sal·min·co·la (na-nō'fī-ĕ-tŭs sal-min'kō-lă),
A digenetic fish-borne fluke (family Nanophyetidae) of dogs and other fish-eating mammals; the vector of Neorickettsia helmintheca, the agent of salmon poisoning.
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.
References in periodicals archive
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.