Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis in pigs and their in-contact humans in Southeast Queensland, Australia, and Cambodia.

@article{Wang2014MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis in pigs and their in-contact humans in Southeast Queensland, Australia, and Cambodia.},
  author={Wenqi Wang and H. Coppola Owen and Rebecca Justine Traub and Leigh B Cuttell and Tawin Inpankaew and Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2014},
  volume={203 3-4},
  pages={264-9}
}
Blastocystis, an intestinal protist commonly found in humans and animals worldwide, has been implicated by some as a causative agent in irritable bowel syndrome in humans. In pigs, infection with Blastocystis is commonly reported, with most pigs shown to harbour subtypes (ST) 1 or 5, suggesting that these animals are potentially natural hosts for Blastocystis. Although ST5 is considered rare in humans, it has been reported to be a potential zoonosis from pigs in rural China. To test these… CONTINUE READING
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