Giardiasis in a White Stork in The Netherlands

  title={Giardiasis in a White Stork in The Netherlands},
  author={Frits F J Franssen and Jan Hooimeijer and B Blankenstein and Dirk J. Houwers},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
Giardia sp. was found in the white stork (Ciconia ciconia) in The Netherlands for the first time. The Giardia sp. trophozoites that were found in the feces of a 6-wk-old white stork, were examined by light microscopy. The parasites closely resembled Giardia ardeae that had been isolated by others from several species of wading birds belonging to the order Ci-coniiformes, sharing a deeply notched adhesive disk, a single caudal flagellum, and a single round median body. Serologically, the… 
9 Citations
Current Trends in Research into the Waterborne Parasite Giardia
The waterborne flagellated parasite Giardia intestinalis continues to be the most frequent protozoan agent of intestinal disease world-wide, causing an estimated 2.8 x 108 cases per annum. Severe
Endoparasite Infections in Pet and Zoo Birds in Italy
Clinicians should be aware of the public health implications posed by zoonotic G. duodenalis Assemblages and Cryptosporidium species in captive birds.
Occurrence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in wild birds from Qinghai Lake on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China.
The results of the present study demonstrated the wide distribution of Cryptosporidium and Giardia among wild birds, which has potential public health significance, and provided useful molecular epidemiological data for monitoring and investigating the two parasitic protozoa in wild animals and surrounding environments.
De invloed van weersomstandigheden op de microbiologische kwaliteit van hemelwater toegepast voor toiletspoeling en schoonmaken
The number of faecal indicator bacteria in the reservoirs increased with high rainfall intensity, especially after a period of drought, and pathogenic micro-organisms such as Campylobacter were detected.
O presente artigo relata a ocorrencia de cistos de Giardia sp em fezes of coleiro ( Sporophila caerulescens ) that apresentava sinais como apatia, perda de apetite e ausencia of canto.


Axenic culture and characterization of Giardia ardeae from the great blue heron (Ardea herodias).
This study demonstrated that avian-derived Giardia could be grown in axenic culture; based on morphological criteria and chromosomal migration patterns, that G. ardeae should be considered a distinct species; and that rationale for determiningGiardia spp.
Morphological and molecular characterization of Giardia isolated from the straw-necked ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) in Western Australia.
The ibis isolates of Giardia were genetically relatively homogeneous, which is in contrast to the extensive genetic heterogeneity often displayed by mammalian Giardias, and Morphologically,Giardia from ibis were similar to Giardsia ardeae although they differed genetically and by the fact that the ibis isolate could not be established in in vitro culture.
Isolation and identification of a Giardia lamblia-specific stool antigen (GSA 65) useful in coprodiagnosis of giardiasis
GSA 65 may prove to have an important application in the design of sensitive diagnostic tests for giardiasis and cross-specificity studies with other genera of parasitic protozoa indicated that GSA 65 was present only in strains of G. lamblia.
Comparison of conventional stool concentration and preserved-smear methods with Merifluor Cryptosporidium/Giardia Direct Immunofluorescence Assay and ProSpecT Giardia EZ Microplate Assay for detection of Giardia lamblia
The Merifluor DFA and the ProSpecT EIA appear to be equally sensitive, and both are more sensitive than conventional microscopy.
Evaluation of nine immunoassay kits (enzyme immunoassay and direct fluorescence) for detection of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum in human fecal specimens
It is well known that Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum can cause severe symptoms in humans, particularly those who are immunologically compromised. Immunoassay procedures offer both