Metacercarial infections of Paragonimus westermani in freshwater crabs sold in markets in Seoul.

S. Y. Cho, S. Y. Kang, Y. Kong, H. J. Yang

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Abstract

Status of metacercarial infections of Paragonimus westermani was observed in freshwater crabs, which were purchased at 3 markets in its peak season of 1990. All of 85 crabs were Eriocheir japonicus. No other species of Eriocheir were found. When crushed muscle and viscera was examined individually, the infection rate was 11.8%; and mean number of metacercariae was 2.1 per infected crab. Unless adequately cooked, freshwater crabs are still potential sources of human paragonimiasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalThe Korean journal of parasitology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1991

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