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Molecular epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis: an update.
  • L. Xiao
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Experimental parasitology
  • 2010
Molecular tools have been developed to detect and differentiate Cryptosporidium at the species/genotype and subtype levels. These tools have been increasingly used in characterizing the transmissionExpand
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Zoonotic Potential and Molecular Epidemiology of Giardia Species and Giardiasis
  • Y. Feng, L. Xiao
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Clinical Microbiology Reviews
  • 1 January 2011
SUMMARY Molecular diagnostic tools have been used recently in assessing the taxonomy, zoonotic potential, and transmission of Giardia species and giardiasis in humans and animals. The results ofExpand
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Cryptosporidium Taxonomy: Recent Advances and Implications for Public Health
SUMMARY There has been an explosion of descriptions of new species of Cryptosporidium during the last two decades. This has been accompanied by confusion regarding the criteria for speciesExpand
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Prevalence and age-related variation of Cryptosporidium species and genotypes in dairy calves.
Fifteen dairy farms in seven states on the east coast of the US were each visited on two consecutive years to determinate the prevalence of Cryptosporidium species in pre-weaned (5 days to 2 months)Expand
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Triosephosphate Isomerase Gene Characterization and Potential Zoonotic Transmission of Giardia duodenalis
To address the source of infection in humans and public health importance of Giardia duodenalis parasites from animals, nucleotide sequences of the triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) gene were generatedExpand
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Unique Endemicity of Cryptosporidiosis in Children in Kuwait
ABSTRACT To understand the transmission of Cryptosporidium infection in children, fecal specimens from 62 Kuwaiti children with gastrointestinal symptoms found to be positive by microscopy wereExpand
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Phylogenetic Analysis of CryptosporidiumParasites Based on the Small-Subunit rRNA Gene Locus
ABSTRACT Biological data support the hypothesis that there are multiple species in the genus Cryptosporidium, but a recent analysis of the available genetic data suggested that there is insufficientExpand
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Wide geographic distribution of Cryptosporidium bovis and the deer-like genotype in bovines.
Recent studies in the United States reported that approximately 85% of pre-weaned dairy calves were infected with zoonotic Cryptosporidium parvum, whereas only 1-2% of post-weaned calves andExpand
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Cryptosporidium species in humans and animals: current understanding and research needs
SUMMARY Cryptosporidium is increasingly recognized as one of the major causes of moderate to severe diarrhoea in developing countries. With treatment options limited, control relies on knowledge ofExpand
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A review of the global burden, novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccine targets for cryptosporidium.
Cryptosporidium spp are well recognised as causes of diarrhoeal disease during waterborne epidemics and in immunocompromised hosts. Studies have also drawn attention to an underestimated globalExpand
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