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Cryptosporidium sp. rabbit genotype, a newly identified human pathogen

Chalmers, R.M., Robinson, G., Elwin, K., Hadfield, S.J., Xiao, L., Ryan, U.ORCID: 0000-0003-2710-9324, Modha, D. and Mallaghan, C. (2009) Cryptosporidium sp. rabbit genotype, a newly identified human pathogen. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15 (5). pp. 829-830.

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Most human cases of cryptosporidiosis are caused by Cryptosporidium parvum or C. hominis, but pathogenicity of some unusual Cryptosporidium species/genotypes is uncertain (1). In July 2008, an outbreak caused by Cryptosporidium rabbit genotype was linked to consumption of tap water in Northamptonshire, England (2). On June 23 and 24, Cryptosporidium oocysts were detected by operational monitoring of treated water at a surface water treatment works. A precautionary boil-water notice was implemented on June 25.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: National Center for Infectious Diseases
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