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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Dec;85(6):1141-3. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.11-0437.

Short report: Molecular insights for Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and soil-transmitted helminths from a facility-based surveillance system in Guatemala.

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  • 1Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA. DVelasquez@cdc.gov

Abstract

We molecularly characterized samples with Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and soil-transmitted helminths from a facility-based surveillance system for diarrhea in Santa Rosa, Guatemala. The DNA sequence analysis determined the presence of Giardia assemblages A (N = 7) and B (N = 12) and, Cryptosporidium hominis (N = 2) and Cryptosporidium parvum (N = 2), suggestive of different transmission cycles. All 41 samples with soil-transmitted helminths did not have the β-tubulin mutation described for benzimidazole resistance, suggesting potential usefulness in mass drug administration campaigns.

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22144459
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PMC3225167
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