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Fasciola

 [fah-si´o-lah]
a genus of trematodes. F. hepa´tica is a common liver fluke of herbivores and is occasionally found in humans.

fasciola

 [fah-si´o-lah] (pl. fasci´olae) (L.)
1. a small band or striplike structure.
2. a small bandage. adj., adj fasci´olar.

Fasciola

(fa-sī'ō-lă),
A genus of large, leaf-shaped, digenetic liver flukes (family Fasciolidae, class Trematoda) of mammals.
[L. dim. of fascia, a band]

fas·ci·o·la

, pl.

fas·ci·o·lae

(fa-sī'ō-lă, fa-sē'ō-lă; -ō-lē),
A small band or group of fibers.
[L. dim. of fascia, band, fillet]

Fasciola

/Fas·ci·o·la/ (fah-si´ol-ah) a genus of flukes, including F. hepa´tica, the common liver fluke of herbivores, occasionally found in the human liver.

fasciola

/fas·ci·o·la/ (fah-si´o-lah) pl. fasci´olae   [L.]
1. a small band or striplike structure.
2. a small bandage.fasci´olar

fas·ci·o·la

, pl. fasciolae (fa-shī'ō-lă, -lē)
A small band or group of fibers.
[L. dim. of fascia, band, fillet]

Fasciola

(fă-sī′ō-lă) [L. fasciola, a band]
A genus of flukes belonging to the class Trematoda.
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FASCIOLA HEPATICA EGG

Fasciola hepatica

A species that infests the liver and bile ducts of cattle, sheep, and other herbivores; the common liver fluke. Infested aquatic plants are the source of human infection. See: illustration

fasciola

(fă-sī′ō-lă) (fă-sē′ō-lă) plural.fasciolae [L. fasciola, a small bandage]
A bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.

fasciola cinerea

The upper portion of the dentate gyrus.

Fasciola

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematode) in the family Fasciolidae.

Fasciola gigantica
found in the liver of domestic livestock and is the common liver fluke of Africa. Similar anatomically to F. hepatica but much larger. Causes fascioliasis.
Fasciola hepatica
found in the liver parenchyma and bile ducts of sheep, cattle and most other domesticated species and humans. In humans and horses, the unusual hosts, the flukes may be in lungs or other unusual sites and they are often in the lungs of cattle. Causes fascioliasis.
Fasciola jacksoni
found in elephants. Causes a disease similar to ovine fascioliasis.

fasciola

pl. fasciolae [L.]
1. a small band or striplike structure.
2. a small bandage.
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Geographic Information System forecast model should be developed to assess the risk of Fasciola gigantica in Nigeria.
Transmission of fasciola to humans is attributable to environmental contamination by infected animals, followed by the ingestion of metacercariae present on watercress, other aquatic plants or contaminated water.
Evidence suggesting that Fasciola gigantica may be the most prevalent causal agent of Fasciolosis in Northern Iran.
Haematological and biochemical changes in organically farmed sheep naturally infected with Fasciola hepatica.
Diagnosis of Fasciola gigantica in snails using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ass ay.
Mechanisms of immune modulation by Fasciola hepatica: Importance for vaccine development and for novel immunotherapeutics
More severe manifestations similar to parasitic pharyngitis caused by Fasciola hepatica or Linguatula serrata seem to be absent, although 1 patient had symptoms of asphyxia (9).
Transmission of fasciola to humans is attributable to ingestion of metacercariae present on watercress and other aquatic plants.
The latter two species are known as intermediate hosts of the parasites Schistosoma and Fasciola, respectively (Brown 1994).
Also in other research carried out in Poland by same researcher [5] delineated that in total, incidence rate in goats is very high than sheep as well as demonstrated that infection rate to fasciola hepatica was 10.