Parasitology, Harold W. Manter Laboratory of
Date of this Version
Taiwan Epidemiology Bulletin (1989) 5(12): 93
Abbreviation: Epi Bulletin
In July 1988, a case of human infection with Capillaria philippinensis, so-called the intestinal capillariasis, was discovered at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH). This is the first case reported in Taiwan.
Capillaria philippinesis is a parasite of fish-eating birds In nature it has a fish-bird life cycle. When human populations disrupt the natural cycle by eating raw fish infected with the larvae of C. philippinensis, they may acquire the disease.
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