nanophyetus

nanophyetus

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.
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SPD is a disease caused by the bacterium Neorickettsia helmintheoca which is carried by the fluke, Nanophyetus salminocola.
[12.] 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.
A similar host response was reported in a study of Nanophyetus salmincola, in which the host (salmon) formed a renal epithelial cell envelope around the metacercaria of the parasite [21].