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Unravelling cryptosporidium and giardia epidemiology

Cacciò, S.M., Thompson, R.C.A., McLauchlin, J. and Smith, H.V. (2005) Unravelling cryptosporidium and giardia epidemiology. Trends in Parasitology, 21 (9). pp. 430-437.

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Molecular biology has provided insights into the taxonomy and epidemiology of Cryptosporidium and Giardia, which are major causes of protozoal diarrhoea in humans worldwide. For both genera, previously unrecognized differences in disease, symptomatology, zoonotic potential, risk factors and environmental contamination have been identified using molecular tools that are appropriate for species, genotype and subtype analysis. In this article, to improve understanding of the epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis, we consider specific requirements for the development of more-effective molecular identification and genotyping systems that should be applicable to both clinical and environmental samples.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2005 Elsevier Ltd.
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