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.