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14 December 2010

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Human Paragonimiasis After Eating Raw or Undercooked Crayfish — Missouri, July 2006−September 2010
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Eating raw or undercooked crayfish can result in human paragonimiasis, a parasitic disease caused by Paragonimustrematodes (lung flukes).

December 10, 2010 / Vol. 59 / No. 48

Human Paragonimiasis After Eating Raw or Undercooked Crayfish — Missouri, July 2006−September 2010

In September 2009, physicians from the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis published details of three paragonimiasis cases diagnosed since July 2006 in persons who had eaten raw crayfish from rivers in Missouri, prompting the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS), CDC, and WUSM to collaborate in paragonimiasis surveillance and prevention. During September 2009–September 2010, six additional cases were diagnosed in Missouri. This report summarizes surveillance and prevention efforts undertaken by MDHSS, CDC, and WUSM.

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