2013: Liver Fluke Risk in a Changing Climate

Liver fluke is a damaging parasite affecting sheep and cattle. The rise in fluke outbreaks in recent years has been attributed to climate change, with the parasites and their intermediate snail hosts thriving in warm wet conditions.

This briefing discusses the findings of research work to generate future risk maps for liver fluke using the latest climate change projections. The maps show unprecedented levels of liver fluke in parts of the UK, including the west of Scotland.

The work indicates where active surveillance and long term control strategies should be targeted.

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Liver Fluke Risk in a Changing Climate

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