Greek: opisthen = behind; orchis = testicle. Latin: viverrinus = civet cat-like; thus the name is closely related to the position of the male sexual organs inside the worm and to one of the main final hosts. English: Civet cat worm.
These worms occur in Thailand, focally in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, and India. About 20–30 millions of humans are estimated to be infected.
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