• J. H. Cross
  • V. Belizario
Part of the World Class Parasites book series (WCPA, volume 11)


There are many newly emerging and reemerging food-borne parasitic diseases that are gaining international significance such as fascioliasis, anisakiasis, gnathostomiasis, trichinellosis, echinostomiasis, cysticercosis, angiostrongyliasis, and capillariasis. Capillaria philippinensis is one of the more recently discovered food-borne zoonotic parasites and has become one of the most biologically interesting, not only because of its high risk of death in infected people, but also because of its unusual life cycle and reproductive behavior.


Mongolian Gerbil Female Worm Posterior Body Fish Intestine Infected Monkey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Cross
    • 1
  • V. Belizario
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Preventive Medicine and BiometricsUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of ParasitologyCollege of Public Health, University of the Philippines ManilaManilaPhilippines

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