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Fasciola hepatica

Taxonomy ID 6192

The trematode Fasciola hepatica, or sheep liver fluke or common liver fluke, is a parasite that infects humans, cows and sheep. It causes a disease called fascioliasis, infection arises from ingestion of metacercariae on water plants such as watercress. In the UK, Fasciola is generally common in farmed livestock which graze upon wetland pastures where the parasites intermediate snail host thrives.

Genome Projects

There are 2 genome projects for Fasciola hepatica: