Case Report

Molecular Evaluation of a Case of Fasciola hepatica in Wild Boar in Southwestern Iran: A Case Report


Wild boars may be infected with several zoonotic parasitic infections including Fasciola spp. We reported a case of Fasciola infection in a wild boar in Bushehr Province in southwestern Iran. The sample was isolated from the liver of a hunted wild boar. A few of adult worms were fixed and stained. DNA was extracted from apical and lateral parts of the worms and PCR amplified, targeting NADH dehydrogenase subunit 1 (nad1) and cytochrome C oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) mitochondrion genes. Although the worm was quite long and looked much similar to F. gigantica, sequencing and analysis of PCR products of nad1 and cox1 genes revealed that the isolate has the most similarity with F. hepatica. This is the first report of molecular evaluation of Fasciola spp. from wild boar in Iran.

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Wild boar Fasciola hepatica Iran

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SARKARI B, MANSOURI M, NOORPISHEH GHADIMI S, ABDOLAHI KHABISI S, DOSHMANZIARI A. Molecular Evaluation of a Case of Fasciola hepatica in Wild Boar in Southwestern Iran: A Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 1;13(1):149-155.