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Molecular characterisation of Cryptosporidium outbreaks in Western and South Australia

Ng, J.S.Y., Pingault, N., Gibbs, R., Koehler, A. and Ryan, U. (2010) Molecular characterisation of Cryptosporidium outbreaks in Western and South Australia. Experimental Parasitology, 125 (4). pp. 325-328.

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    Abstract

    Molecular typing at the 18S rRNA and Gp60 loci was conducted on Cryptosporidium-positive stool samples from cases collected during 2007 Western Australian and South Australian outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis. Analysis of 48 Western Australian samples identified that all isolates were C. hominis and were from five different Gp60 C. hominis subtype families. The IbA10G2 subtype was most common across all age groups (37/48). In South Australia, analysis of 24 outbreak samples, identified 21 C. hominis isolates, two C. parvum isolates and one sample with both C. hominis and C. parvum. All C. hominis isolates were identified as the IbA10G2 subtype.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
    Publisher: Academic Press
    Copyright: © 2010 Elsevier
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3169
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