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Author(s): Majoros, G. & Sztojkov, V.
Title: Appearance of the large American liver fluke Fasciola magna (Bassi, 1875) (Trematoda: Fasciolata) in Hungary
Title: A Fasciola magna (Bassi, 1875) (Trematoda: Fasciolata) métely megjelenése Magyarországon
Year: 1994
Volume: 27
Pages: 27-38.

Abstract: Fascioloides magna, the large American liver fluke of cervids was found in the northwestern corner of Hungary for the first time. At necropsy, the liver of a red deer (Cervus elaphus) was found to contain 10 almost adult flukes. Faecal examination revealed F. magna eggs in 11 out of 15 droppings randomly collected in the natural habitat. The hunters assume that almost every red deer living in the area in question carries this fluke. The infected deer population lives freely in an area near the River Danube, where the parasite’s European intermediate host, the dwarf pond snail (Lymnaea truncatula) is very common along the branches of the river. The risk of spread of this parasite via snails and through trade in cervids is emphasized.
Keywords: Hungary, pathology, red deer, Fascioloides magna, first occurrence, epizootiology

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
Journal abbreviation:
ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É., Thoma, A., Gubányi, A. & Tajti, T. Zs.