Genotyping of Giardia duodenalis isolates in asymptomatic children attending daycare centre: evidence of high risk for anthroponotic transmission.

@article{OliveiraArbex2016GenotypingOG,
  title={Genotyping of Giardia duodenalis isolates in asymptomatic children attending daycare centre: evidence of high risk for anthroponotic transmission.},
  author={Ana Paula Oliveira-Arbex and {\'E}rica Boarato David and Teresa Cristina Goulart Oliveira-Sequeira and G N Bittencourt and Sem{\'i}ramis Guimar{\~a}es},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2016},
  volume={144 7},
  pages={1418-28}
}
Giardia duodenalis is a common intestinal parasite infecting children attending daycare centres. This study aimed to verify Giardia occurrence and the genotypes of isolates infecting children aged 0-6 years and workers at a daycare centre in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The families of children who tested positive for Giardia, were asked to provide stool samples from household members and their dogs. Samples (123 children, 14 centre employees, 44 household members, 19 children after… CONTINUE READING