Cryptosporidium cuniculus - new records in human and kangaroo in Australia

@inproceedings{Koehler2014CryptosporidiumC,
  title={Cryptosporidium cuniculus - new records in human and kangaroo in Australia},
  author={Anson V Koehler and Margaret Jane Whipp and S. Haydon and Robin B. Gasser},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2014}
}
To date, Cryptosporidium cuniculus has been found exclusively in rabbits and humans. The present study provides the first published molecular evidence for C. cuniculus in an Australian human patient as well as a kangaroo. Using PCR-based sequencing of regions in the actin, 60 kDa glycoprotein (gp60) and small subunit of ribosomal RNA (SSU) genes, we identified a new and unique C. cuniculus genotype (akin to VbA25) from a human, and C. cuniculus genotype VbA26 from an Eastern grey kangaroo… CONTINUE READING
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