Epidemiology of giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis in Jamaica.

  title={Epidemiology of giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis in Jamaica.},
  author={John F. Lindo and Valerie A Levy and Marianna K. Baum and Carol J. Palmer},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={59 5},
We report the findings of a cross-sectional epidemiologic study of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidum infections in Jamaica. Three hundred twenty eight stool samples from patients less than one to 81 years of age were examined using formalin-ether concentration for G. lamblia, Zeihl-Neelsen staining for Cryptosporidium, and the Prospect rapid enzyme immunoassay (EIA; Alexon, Sunnyvale, CA) for parasite diagnosis. The Prospect Giardia rapid assay detected 17 cases of G. lamblia infection… CONTINUE READING
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