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Genotypes of Cryptosporidium Species Infecting Fur-Bearing Mammals Differ from Those of Species Infecting Humans

Zhou, L., Fayer, R., Trout, J.M., Ryan, U., Schaefer, F.W. and Xiao, L. (2004) Genotypes of Cryptosporidium Species Infecting Fur-Bearing Mammals Differ from Those of Species Infecting Humans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 70 (12). pp. 7574-7577.

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Abstract

Of 471 specimens examined from foxes, raccoons, muskrats, otters, and beavers living in wetlands adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay, 36 were positive for five types of Cryptosporidium, including the C. canis dog and fox genotypes, Cryptosporidium muskrat genotypes I and II, and Cryptosporidium skunk genotype. Thus, fur-bearing mammals in watersheds excreted host-adapted Cryptosporidium oocysts that are not known to be of significant public health importance.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Copyright: © 2004, American Society for Microbiology.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9512
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