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Clonorchis

Clonorchis is a liver fluke that can infect the liver, gallbladder and bile duct in humans. Found across parts of Asia, it is also known as the Chinese or oriental liver fluke. Humans become infected when eating the parasite containing cysts within infected raw or undercooked fish, crabs, or crayfish. Clonorchis can be treated by medication through your health professional.

Image: L & R: C. sinensis eggs. Center: Adult of C. sinensis. DPDx

  • Page last reviewed: January 10, 2012
  • Page last updated: January 10, 2012
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    • Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
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