Fascioliasis is a helminthiasis, from the group of trematodoses, a disease of many species of mammals caused by the trematode Fasciola hepatica (Fasciola vulgaris). The causative agent is F. hepatica, a large trematode leaf-shaped, flat. The parasite is 20–30 mm long and 5–12 mm wide.
Fasciola parasitizes in the adult state in the bile ducts of the liver, sometimes in the gall bladder, in the early stages in the liver tissue in nutria, rabbits, many wild and domestic mammals, and in humans. Continue reading