Talk:Fasciola hepatica

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Fasciola hepatica and tuberculosis with this article and placed the content into the epidemiology section.   Bfpage |leave a message  02:04, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

thanks for your edit Bfpage; can you please write out what SICCT is?--Wuerzele (talk) 20:54, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
also your edit contains a bunch of orthographic errors and jargon for the reader, might wanna reword it.--Wuerzele (talk) 20:56, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
I don't understand: there used to be an article called Fasciola hepatica and tuberculosis? Why? EvM-Susana (talk) 21:34, 14 May 2015 (UTC)


I was doing my work in patrolling new pages when a new editor wrote an article Fasciola hepatica and tuberculosis, there was a merge tag on it and I did the merge. As for orthographic errors, I admit my ignorance and don't even know what you mean by that. As for the acronymns, I'll take a look and do a google search to get them defined. I didn't know fluke articles could be so busy!

  Bfpage |leave a message  01:23, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Medical content should be in the article about the infection, not about the article about the organism[edit]

Like with all the other helminths, please don't put medical content (e.g. epidemiology, diagnosis, symptoms etc.) here but put it on the page about the infection (Fascioliasis) - see also the hatnote for this article. Doc_James also to take note... EvM-Susana (talk) 21:34, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

This article has a veterinary template on the talk page, veterinary medicine... A reader can certainly benefit from even just a couple of statements regarding the clinical significance of an organism. I've written dozens of articles on bacteria and always include epidemiology and clinical information in the article if it is available. What makes flukes so special? Is there a manual of style just for helminths?
seriously...this whole article has more about disease than it does the organism itself...I'm not following you about what is the appropriate content for this article, then.  Bfpage |leave a message  01:37, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
EvM-Susana is right: it looks like the merge should have been with the disease article not the organism article.( although you coud have fixed it too , instead of crying for docjames. I dont know you, Bfpage but you appear not to be in in the medical field (correct me if I am wrong ) and if you cant crtically evaluate a merger request maybe you shouldnt execute it? esp if a med article exists, better keep the micro article clean.--Wuerzele (talk) 20:28, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
Well, I came to the whole helminth and helminthiasis cluster of article later in the piece, after others - including Doc_James had put a lot of effort into a kind of "clean up operation", where the page about the organism links people to the page about the infection, but does not contain information about the infection itself (except the bare minimum) in order not to double up the information on two pages. There is a mind-boggling number of helminths out there (see e.g. helminths) and we tried hard last year to keep it all clean and tidy, so I suggest that also for this fluke it is done in the same way like it is for the other helminths (barring a few that might have slipped out attention). I can make that move of content to the other article but it takes a bit of work (one needs to ensure it doesn't double up too much on the other page) and I also didn't want to do it without explaning why to do it and without getting a consensus of those involved. Take a look at some of the other helminths and their infection pages and I think you will quickly see what I mean, and see the benefit of this "convention"? In any case thanks for spotting that newly created page that needed to be merged. EvM-Susana (talk) 21:20, 15 May 2015 (UTC)