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Type: Journal article
Title: The public health and clinical significance of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in domestic animals
Author: Thompson, R.
Palmer, C.
O'Handley, R.
Citation: Veterinary Journal, 2008; 177(1):18-25
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1090-0233
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R.C. Andrew Thompson, Carlysle S. Palmer, Ryan O'Handley
Abstract: Giardia and Cryptosporidium are common enteric parasites of domestic animals, particularly dogs, cats and livestock. Their occurrence is of potential significance from both clinical and public health perspectives yet, until recently, confusion over the taxonomy of these organisms prevented a clear understanding of the epidemiology of infections with both Giardia and Cryptosporidium. The recent application of molecular epidemiological tools has helped to resolve taxonomic issues, allowing cycles of transmission to be determined. In addition, advances have been made in elucidating mechanisms associated with pathogenesis, whereas only limited progress has been achieved in the areas of chemotherapy and prophylaxis.
Keywords: Giardia; Cryptosporidium; Dogs; Cats; Livestock; Molecular epidemiology; Public health; Zoonoses
Rights: © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020108947
DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.09.022
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