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Parasite. 2005 Dec;12(4):362-4.

[Prevalence of Diphyllobothrium latum, L., 1758 infestation in Perca fluviatilis from Lake Leman].

[Article in French]

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Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Hôpital Cochin/Université René Descartes, 27, Faubourg Saint-Jacques, 75014, Paris, France.

Abstract

Diphyllobothriasis is contracted by consuming raw or undercooked freshwater fish and is still present on the shores of lake Leman. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of Diphyllobothrium latum plerocercoid larvae in Perca fluviatilis from this lake. Four to 10% of perch fillets examined in November 2003, February 2004, April 2004 and January 2005, were infested with D. latum larvae. The identification of the larvae was confirmed by PCR and sequencing of the 18S rDNA.

PMID:
16402570
DOI:
10.1051/parasite/2005124362
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