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blood fluke

Schistosoma, a close relative of the liver FLUKE, causing BILHARZIA in man.
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indicum is tuberculated blood fluke that resides in mesenteric capillaries of horse, camel, cattle, buffalo, sheep and goat in Indian sub-continent.
"Fish blood flukes" are of rapidly progressing and emerging interest to ecology and evolutionary biologists because some lineages may have co-evolved with the major lineages of non-tetrapod vertebrates (= "fishes").
From these hosts Byrd recovered pathogenic blood flukes or spirorchiids, which are found only in turtles and primarily in their blood vascular systems.
Schistosomes are blood flukes, or flatworms, that infect people through the skin during the parasite's waterborne larval stage.
2:00 PATHOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND TAXONOMY OF BLOOD FLUKES (SANGUINICOLIDAE) FROM HEARTS OF FISHES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
But hookworms, like blood flukes, can directly penetrate the skin and burrow into a capillary.
Blood flukes, another type of metazoan, cause schistosomiasis, a major public-health problem affecting more than 200 million people in Africa, Asia, and South America.
Bilharziasis Parasites called blood flukes are responsible for this disease, which affects 200 million people a year in Egypt, Africa, the Far East, South America, Portugal and Cyprus.
However, of the 55 bodies of water where Bulinus snails were found, only 1 contained gastropods with Schistosoma cercariae, and results of a search for blood flukes in 220 small rodents (known for being susceptible to S.
A chronic and debilitating disease caused by blood flukes, schistosomiasis kills 300,000 people each year, a death toll second only to malaria among parasitic diseases, and leaves more than 200 million people chronically ill.