- Commonly known as coomon liver fluke.
- It is the sheep and cattle liver fluke that affects human after ingesting the parasite metacercariae from sheep or cattle dung encysted on plants.
- Statistics: Size of the fluke – 30mm x 13; global burden - 2.4 millions; population at risk globally – 180 million; prevalence in Taita Taveta Kenya - cattle (25.9%), goats (23.4%) and sheep (33.3%).
_Human feeds on food contaminated with the fluke.
_Immature flukes migrate through the intestinal wall to peritoneal cavity, liver and eventually the biliary tract.
_The fluke mature in the biliary tract.