Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Infection

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_1600

Moment of invasion/introduction/transmission of  agents of disease, which reproduce inside the host. With respect to man there are main routes (e.g., eating plants infected with Fasciola metacercariae or pig meat with  cysticercus of   Taenia solium or uncommon, but also highly effective ones (e.g., eating infected raw liver in the case of Fasciola or imported sweet potatoes covered with eggs of Taenia solium, as was shown in a Jewish population).

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