Encephalitozoon infections in Rodentia and Soricomorpha in Japan.

  title={Encephalitozoon infections in Rodentia and Soricomorpha in Japan.},
  author={Ryusuke Tsukada and Atsuko Tsuchiyama and Mizuki Sasaki and Chun-Ho Park and Yoshito Fujii and Masataka Takesue and Hitoshi Hatai and Noboru Kudo and Hiromi Ikadai},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={198 1-2},
Encephalitozoon is an obligate intracellular microsporidian parasite that infects a wide range of mammalian hosts. In this study, we used nested PCR to investigate the presence of Encephalitozoon infection in Rodentia and Soricomorpha in Japan. We attempted to amplify and sequence Encephalitozoon-specific DNA from brain and viscera samples of 180 animals collected between 2008 and 2010. Forty-three samples (23.9%) from the orders Rodentia and Soricomorpha were positive for Encephalitozoon. This… CONTINUE READING

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