What would be the most effective method of reducing the incidence of blood flukes in a human population?
reduceing the mosquito population would reduce the blood flukes in a human population
Liver flukes are a type of flat worm that feeds on blood. As is probably assumed they get into the liver of the sheep. While they are there the adult flukes lay eggs and the eggs pass into the intestines. Liver flukes are not just found in sheep, but can be found in any mammal. Yes, humans are a part of that list.
Liver flukes are a polyphyletic group of trematodes (phylum Platyhelminthes). Adults of liver flukes are localized in the liver of various mammals, including humans. These flatworms can occur in bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver parenchyma. They feed on blood. Adult flukes produce eggs which are passed into the intestine.