Characterization of Giardia duodenalis isolates from a waterborne outbreak.

  title={Characterization of Giardia duodenalis isolates from a waterborne outbreak.},
  author={Judith L. Isaac-Renton and Carlos Cordeiro and K Sarafis and H Shahriari},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={167 2},
Isolates were retrieved from drinking water and from animal and human sources associated with a waterborne outbreak of giardiasis. This is the first report of water-source and epidemic-associated Giardia isolates being adapted to in vitro propagation. Outbreak-associated, non-out-break-associated, and reference isolates were characterized using isoenzyme electrophoresis and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). All outbreak-associated and 2 other isolates were in one of eight zymodemes. The… CONTINUE READING