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Fascioliasis—A Large Outbreak

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5721.502 (Published 29 August 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:502
  1. E. W. Hardman,
  2. R. L. H. Jones,
  3. A. H. Davies

    Abstract

    Forty-four cases of liver fluke infestation (fascioliasis hepatica) were diagnosed near Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in 1968. Intramuscular emetine hydrochloride and oral chloroquine given to the adults and children, respectively, were well tolerated. Assessment by repeated stool examination, complement fixation and liver function tests, and full blood counts indicated that treatment had been effective in most cases. It is recommended that both the growth and the sale of watercress should be strictly controlled.