Molecular epidemiology and spatial distribution of a waterborne cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Australia

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From: Applied and Environmental Microbiology(Vol. 77, Issue 21)
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Document Type: Report
Length: 76 words

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The fecal samples from infected patients were collected from hospitals and pathology companies throughout New South Wales for identification and genetic analysis of the Cryptosporidium species responsible for the cryptosporidiosis, common waterborne gastrointestinal disease outbreak. Genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium oocysts from the fecal samples identified the anthroponotic Cryptosporidium hominis IbA10G2 subtype as the causative parasite and the spatiotemporal analysis indicated that the outbreaks were primarily confined to the densely populated coastal cities of Sydney and Newcastle.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A279429545