Fasciola hepatica eggs

Fasciola hepatica eggs

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Caption: The eggs of Fasciola hepatica ( Linnaeus 1758 ) or The Common Liver Fluke. The eggs of the Liver Fluke are secreted into the bile duct of the host animal, where they pass through the gut to be excreted into the outside environment, if there is water presents the eggs will hatch into midacidium larvae, which are infective to the intermediate host a Mud Snail Galba truncatula.

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Keywords: bile duct, disease, eggs, fasciola hepatica, fascioliasis, liver, liver fluke, miracidium, parasite, parasitology, trematode

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