Asymptomatic Enterocytozoon bieneusi microsporidiosis in captive mammals


Human microsporidiosis, a serious disease of immunocompetent and immunosuppressed people, can be due to zoonotic transmission of microsporidian spores. A survey utilizing chromotrope 2R stain and fluorescent in situ hybridization techniques for testing feces from 193 captive mammals demonstrated that 3 animals (1.6%) shed Encephalitozoon bieneusi spores… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-006-0303-z

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