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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008

Dispatch

Human Illnesses Caused by Opisthorchis felineus Flukes, Italy

Orlando Armignacco, Luciano Caterini, Gianluca Marucci, Fabrizio Ferri, Giuliana Bernardini, Giampaolo Natalini Raponi, Alessandra Ludovisi, Teresa Bossù, Maria A. Gomez Morales, and Edoardo PozioComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Belcolle Hospital, Viterbo, Italy (O. Armignacco, L. Caterini, F. Ferri, G. Bernardini); Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (G. Marucci, A. Ludovisi, M.A. Gomez Morales, E. Pozio); S. Camillo de Lellis Hospital, Rieti, Italy (G. Natalini Raponi); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale of Latium and Tuscany, Rome (T. Bossù)

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Figure 1

A) Metacercaria of Opisthorchis felineus in muscles of a tench (Tinca tinca) from Lake Bolsena (Latium region, central Italy). Scale bar = 100 μm. B) Metacercaria of O. felineus collected from a tench filet by digestion with 1% pepsin and 1% HCl. Scale bar = 100 μm. C) Egg detected in feces of the index patient of the August 2007 outbreak. Scale bar = 10 μm.

Figure 1. A) Metacercaria of Opisthorchis felineus in muscles of a tench (Tinca tinca) from Lake Bolsena (Latium region, central Italy). Scale bar = 100 μm. B) Metacercaria of O. felineus collected from a tench filet by digestion with 1% pepsin and 1% HCl. Scale bar = 100 μm. C) Egg detected in feces of the index patient of the August 2007 outbreak. Scale bar = 10 μm.

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