Definitions

Foodborne trematodiases


Overview

Foodborne trematodiases occur after eating raw or undercooked fish, crustaceans, or vegetables contaminated with trematode worm eggs. These infections are most common in East Asia and South America.

Symptoms

Serious infections can cause malaise and severe belly pain. Untreated infections can damage the liver, gallbladder, and lungs.

Treatments

Foodborne trematodiases are treated with chemotherapy drugs.