Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha): evidence from the St. Lawrence River

@article{Graczyk2001CryptosporidiumPO,
  title={Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha): evidence from the St. Lawrence River},
  author={Thaddeus K. Graczyk and David J. Marcogliese and Yves de Lafontaine and Alexandre J. Silva and Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende and Norman J. Pieniazek},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={87},
  pages={231-234}
}
Molluscan shellfish can recover and concentrate environmentally derived waterborne pathogens and can be used for the sanitary assessment of water quality. Oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum (genotype 1) were identified in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) from the St. Lawrence River, Quebec. Approximately 67 oocysts/ml of hemolymph and 129 oocysts/g of soft tissue were recovered. The adjusted concentration of oocysts per gram of tissue was 2.2 × 102, and approximately 4.4 × 102 oocysts were… CONTINUE READING

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