Prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. in five marine mammal species.

@article{HughesHanks2005PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. in five marine mammal species.},
  author={J M Hughes-Hanks and Lora G Rickard and Carla Panuska and John R. Saucier and Todd M. O'Hara and Lara Dehn and Rosalind M. Rolland},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2005},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={1225-8}
}
Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. are protozoan parasites that are often associated with severe diarrheal disease in a variety of mammals. Although these parasites have been extensively studied in terrestrial ecosystems, little is known about either parasite in the marine environment. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of both Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia spp. in 5 marine mammal species. Fecal samples were collected from 39 bowhead whales (Balaena… CONTINUE READING

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