Molecular analysis of household transmission of Giardia lamblia in a region of high endemicity in Peru.

@article{Cooper2010MolecularAO,
  title={Molecular analysis of household transmission of Giardia lamblia in a region of high endemicity in Peru.},
  author={Margarethe Alexandra Cooper and Charles R. Sterling and Robert H. Gilman and Vitaliano A. Cama and Y. Ortega and Rodney D. Adam},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={202 11},
  pages={1713-21}
}
BACKGROUND Giardia lamblia is ubiquitous in multiple communities of nonindustrialized nations. Genotypes A1, A2, and B (Nash groups 1, 2, and 3, respectively) are found in humans, whereas genotypes C and D are typically found in dogs. However, genotypes A and B have occasionally been identified in dogs. METHODS Fecal Giardia isolates from 22 families and their dogs, living in Pampas de San Juan, were collected over 7 weeks in 2002 and 6 weeks in 2003. Samples were genotyped, followed by… CONTINUE READING
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