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J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jun;45(6):2014-6. Epub 2007 Apr 18.

Possible transmission of Cryptosporidium canis among children and a dog in a household.

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  • 1Division of Parasitic Disease, National Center for Infectious Disease, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, USA. lxiao@cdc.gov

Abstract

In a longitudinal cohort diarrhea study, a girl living in Lima, Peru, and her brother and dog were diagnosed with Cryptosporidium canis infections during the same period. Both children had transient diarrhea, but the dog was asymptomatic. This is the first report of possible transmission of cryptosporidiosis between humans and dogs.

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