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First Report of Clinostomum complanatum (Trematoda: Digenea) in European Perch (Perca fluviatilis) from an Italian Subalpine Lake: A Risk for Public Health?

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The Veterinary Medical Research Institute for Piemonte, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna 148, 10154 Torino, Italy
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, via Giorgieri 10, 34127 Trieste, Italy
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DVM, 24021 Albino (Bergamo), Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(4), 1389; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041389
Received: 24 January 2020 / Revised: 17 February 2020 / Accepted: 18 February 2020 / Published: 21 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Epidemiological, Mitigation and Economic Impact of Zoonoses)
Clinostomum complanatum, a digenean trematode of the Clinostomidae family, is a fish-borne zoonotic parasite responsible for Halzoun syndrome in humans and is transmitted through the consumption of raw or undercooked freshwater fish. Of the total of 112 specimens of European perch (Perca fluviatilis) sampled from a subalpine lake (Lake Endine) in North Italy in 2019, 21 (18.75%) tested positive for encysted metacercariae in the fillet. This study reports the first isolation of C. complanatum in P. fluviatilis and highlights the possible zoonotic risk for consumers, since P. fluviatilis is a food fish used in the traditional local cuisine. View Full-Text
Keywords: clinostomidae; epidemiological survey; public health; zoonoses clinostomidae; epidemiological survey; public health; zoonoses
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Menconi, V.; Manfrin, C.; Pastorino, P.; Mugetti, D.; Cortinovis, L.; Pizzul, E.; Pallavicini, A.; Prearo, M. First Report of Clinostomum complanatum (Trematoda: Digenea) in European Perch (Perca fluviatilis) from an Italian Subalpine Lake: A Risk for Public Health? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1389. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041389

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Menconi V, Manfrin C, Pastorino P, Mugetti D, Cortinovis L, Pizzul E, Pallavicini A, Prearo M. First Report of Clinostomum complanatum (Trematoda: Digenea) in European Perch (Perca fluviatilis) from an Italian Subalpine Lake: A Risk for Public Health? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(4):1389. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041389

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Menconi, Vasco, Chiara Manfrin, Paolo Pastorino, Davide Mugetti, Luana Cortinovis, Elisabetta Pizzul, Alberto Pallavicini, and Marino Prearo. 2020. "First Report of Clinostomum complanatum (Trematoda: Digenea) in European Perch (Perca fluviatilis) from an Italian Subalpine Lake: A Risk for Public Health?" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 4: 1389. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041389

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