Detection and molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. isolated from diarrheic children in Switzerland.

@article{Glaeser2004DetectionAM,
  title={Detection and molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. isolated from diarrheic children in Switzerland.},
  author={Claudia Glaeser and Felix Grimm and A. Gschaedler Mathis and Rainer K. Weber and David Nadal and Peter Deplazes},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={359-61}
}
The prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. in diarrheic immunocompetent children living in Switzerland was 5.5% (15 of 273). Infection rates increased significantly with age. Anthroponotic Cryptosporidium hominis was identified in 11 children, 9 with a travel history. The zoonotic Cryptosporidium parvum bovine genotype was identified in 3 children (2 without travel history). Hence transmission of Cryptosporidium spp. is primarily of anthroponotic nature in the study area. 

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