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Metagonimiasis life cycle. Diagram showing the life cycle of the parasitic fluke Metagonimus yokogawai, the cause of metagonimiasis. The worm has two intermediate hosts, water snails and freshwater fish. It infects humans, other mammals and birds, when they consume raw or undercooked fish. Infection is usually asymptomatic but may cause abdominal pain and diarrhoea.
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