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Giardia and Cryptosporidium in mammalian wildlife – current status and future needs

Appelbee, A.J., Thompson, R.C.A. and Olson, M.E. (2005) Giardia and Cryptosporidium in mammalian wildlife – current status and future needs. Trends in Parasitology, 21 (8). pp. 370-376.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2005.06.004
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Abstract

Environmental pollution with human and domestic-animal fecal material is recognized as a potential pathogen pathway for wildlife infections with zooanthropomorphic protozoan parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. In this article, we review current knowledge about the diversity of free-living and captive terrestrial and marine mammalian wildlife species infected with Giardia and Cryptosporidium. The combination of prevalence studies with modern molecular-genotyping techniques is providing valuable insights into the host specificity and possible transmission routes of these two important parasites.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2005 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10352
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