Longitudinal and spatial distribution of GP60 subtypes in human cryptosporidiosis cases in Ireland.

@article{Zintl2011LongitudinalAS,
  title={Longitudinal and spatial distribution of GP60 subtypes in human cryptosporidiosis cases in Ireland.},
  author={Annetta Zintl and M Ezzaty-Mirashemi and Rachel Mary Chalmers and Kristin Elwin and Grace M Mulcahy and Frances E. Lucy and Theo D T de Waal},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 12},
  pages={1945-55}
}
Within Europe, Ireland has one of the highest reported infection rates with the diarrhoeal protozoan pathogen Cryptosporidium. In this study 249 Cryptosporidium parvum isolates collected from Irish patients between 2000 and 2009 were subtyped by sequence analysis of the GP60 locus. A subsample of 127 isolates was also typed at the MS1 and ML1 loci. GP60 subtype IIaA18G3R1 was the predominant subtype in every year and every season throughout the country. Over the 10-year period there was no… CONTINUE READING