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flukes

TREMATODE flatworms or platyhelminthes. Flukes are parasitic and some, such as Chlonorchis sinensis, the liver fluke, parasitize humans causing disease.

Flukes

Parasite worms that look like leeches. They usually have one or more suckers for attaching to the digestive mucosa of the host. Liver flukes infest the liver, destroying liver tissue and impairing bile production and drainage.
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Q. I heard and experienced that the natural medicine is better than modern. I heard and experienced that the natural medicine is better than modern. When I came through a book I read about kombucha, which is not explained in it. What is kombucha?

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To clarify the status of fishborne liver flukes in Vietnam, during 2011-2012, we conducted a survey for liver fluke metacercariae in fish from Phu Yen Province.
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Some young flukes travel to the nerves that control the ants' movements.
Chronic fascioliasis is seen when the adult flukes are in the bile ducts sucking blood.
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Flukes are no longer associated with warm, wet regions only