Agents of food-borne zoonoses confirmed to parasitise newly-recorded in Thailand snails

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  • March 1, 2021
  • Parasitic flatworms known as agents of food-borne zoonoses were confirmed to use several species of thiarid snails, commonly found in freshwater and brackish environments in southeast Asia, as their first intermediate host. These parasites can cause severe ocular infections in humans who consume raw or improperly cooked fish that have fed on infected snails.

    Hidden diversity: 3 new species of land flatworms from the Brazilian Araucaria forest

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  • January 9, 2017
  • A huge invertebrate diversity is hidden on the forest floor in areas of the Araucaria moist forest, Brazil. Land flatworms constitute a numerous group among these invertebrates occurring in the Neotropical region. Flatworms are considered to be top predators within the soil ecosystem, preying on other invertebrates. The Araucaria moist forest is part of the […]