Metagonimus

Metagonimus

 [met″ah-gon´ĭ-mus]
a genus of trematodes, including M. yokoga´wai, which is parasitic in the small intestine of humans and other mammals in Japan, China, Indonesia, the Balkans, and Israel.

Metagonimus

(met'ă-gon'i-mŭs),
A genus of flukes (superfamily Heterophyidae) that encyst on fish and infect various fish-eating animals, including humans. Metagonimus yokogawai, an intestinal fluke widely distributed in the Far East and the Balkans and one of the smallest (1-2.5 mm) flukes infecting humans, is passed from Semisulcospira snails to cyprinoid fish and then to humans and other fish-eating mammals and birds.
[meta- + G. gonimos, productive]
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The majority of trematodal infection occurs endemically in some countries of Eastern Asia, South America, Eastern Europe and West Africa and derives mostly from Heterophyes spp., Metagonimus, spp.
Heterofiase e termo utilizado para agrupar todas as trematodioses causadas por varias especies de helmintos da familia Heterophyidae, parasitas intestinais de mamiferos e aves, com cerca de 35 especies zoonoticas, dentre as quais destacam-se Heterophyes heterophyes e Metagonimus yokogawai (2).
sinensis, Opisthorchis spp., Echinostoma spp., heterophyids, Metagonimus spp.), freshwater crab or crayfish (Paragonimus spp.), aquatic plants (Fasciola spp., Fasciolopis buski), snails or tadpoles (Echinostoma spp.), or by drinking contaminated water (Fasciola spp.).