What are fasciola hepatica?



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    Fasciola Hepatica, a parasitic flatworm most commonly known as a liver fluke that infects humans, cows, and sheep, causes a disease called fascioliasis. After weeks of feeding on liver cells, the larva relocates to the bile duct and becomes an adult, causing liver inflammation and obstruction of the biliary fluid. As an adult, a female can produce 25,000 eggs per day. Some symptoms of the disease include diarrhea, an increased amount of white blood cells, fever, nausea, stomach ache, and vomiting. Typically, the disease can be diagnosed through a blood sample and is treated with drugs.

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