Transmission of Enterocytozoon bieneusi between a child and guinea pigs.

Abstract

An unusual Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotype was found in seven guinea pigs and a 2-year-old child in the same household. The genetic uniqueness of the parasite, its wide occurrence in other guinea pigs in the community, and its absence in other children in the community suggest the possibility of zoonotic transmission of the infection to the study child. 

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@article{Cama2007TransmissionOE, title={Transmission of Enterocytozoon bieneusi between a child and guinea pigs.}, author={Vitaliano A. Cama and Julie C. Pearson and Lilia Cabrera and Luz Pacheco and Robert H. Gilman and Sarah Meyer and Ynes R. Ortega and Lihua Xiao}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2007}, volume={45 8}, pages={2708-10} }