Development of human and calf Cryptosporidium in chicken embryos.

  title={Development of human and calf Cryptosporidium in chicken embryos.},
  author={William L. Current and P. L. Long},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={148 6},
Cryptosporidium is a newly recognized, zoonotic protozoan that produces short-term, flu-like, gastrointestinal illness in immunocompetent humans and prolonged, severe, diarrhea in immunocompromised individuals. Successful completion of the life cycle, from sporozoite to infective oocyst, of isolates of Cryptosporidium from humans and calves was demonstrated in endoderm cells of the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of chicken embryos maintained at 37 C. The human and calf isolates of… CONTINUE READING