Paragonimus Epidemiology & Assessment


Subject:
Diseases & Conditions , Infectious Diseases , Parasitic Diseases , Lungs--Diseases

Description:
Public health materials about paragonimiasis, "a disease caused by parasites called flukes, most commonly Paragonimus westermani. ... The major forms of the disease are pulmonary (lung) and extrapulmonary (outside the lung, such as in the abdomen or brain)." Includes a fact sheet about the infectious disease, and alerts about August 2006 lung fluke cases in Southern California "associated with live freshwater crab consumption." From the Orange County Health Care Agency, California.

Publisher:
Orange County Health Care Agency

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.ochealthinfo.com/epi/paragonimus.htm


PID= res:lii-22367