If the grass eated by sheep or other hosts (including human) themetacercariae enter the small intestine and penetrate the intestinal wall andenter the abdominal cavity. The young fluke penetrated into the liver andmove to the bile duct for releasing eggs.
B. The Life Cycle of
is a human liver fluke in the class Trematoda,Phylum Platyhelminthes. This parasite lives in the liver of humans, and is foundmainly in the common bile duct and gall bladder, feeding on bile. These animals,which are believed to be the third most prevalent worm parasite in the world, areendemic to Japan, China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia, currently infecting anestimated 30,000,000 humans.
Class: TrematodaOrder: OpisthorchiidaFamily: OpisthorchiidaeGenus:
The life cycle of
isalmost the same with
Theadult worm, which live in the bile duct,produce egg that will be emitted through thefaeces. The egg then floating in the freshwater until it’s eaten by snails as miracidia.Miracidia penetrated the snails thendevelops and multiplies as sporocyst, rediaeand cercariae. The cercariae leave thesnails and swim until they adhereparasitically on fish, forming metacercariae.The animal or human who eats thosefish without good sanitation can be infected.