Cryptosporidium spp . oocysts detected using acid-fast stain in faeces of gentoo penguins ( Pygoscelis papua ) in Antarctica

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  title={Cryptosporidium spp . oocysts detected using acid-fast stain in faeces of gentoo penguins ( Pygoscelis papua ) in Antarctica},
  author={Fernando Fredes and Angela D{\'i}az and Eduardo Raffo and Pamela Mu{\~n}oz},
  year={2008}
}
Cryptosporidium is considered to be one of the indicators of environmental contamination and water quality (Garcia 2001, Fayer 2004, Ramirez & Sreevatsan 2006). At the present time the presence of this parasite has been recorded on all the continents, including Antarctica (Fredes et al. 2007a). Since the first description of Cryptosporidium by Tyzzer in 1912, 14 new species of this parasite have been described (Ryan et al. 2004). The interest in this parasite as a pathogenic agent began in 1971… CONTINUE READING

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