Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: snail

  • Fasciola hepatica, the liver fluke of sheep and cattle

    The liver flukes Fasciola hepatica and gigantica are parasitic infections that affect humans and animals—cattle, sheep, and goats—in all inhabited areas where they are raised, on all continents, and in over eighty countries. People acquire the disease by eating raw vegetables such as watercress that have been contaminated by one of thirty species of snails,…