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Emerg Infect Dis. 1999 Sep-Oct;5(5):706-10.

Cryptosporidium parvum in oysters from commercial harvesting sites in the Chesapeake Bay.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA. rfayer@lpsi.barc.usda.gov

Abstract

Oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum, a zoonotic waterborne pathogen, can be removed by bivalve molluscs from contaminated water and retained on gills and in hemolymph. We identified oocysts of C. parvum in oysters from seven sites in the Chesapeake Bay area. These findings document the presence of C. parvum infectious for humans in oysters intended for human consumption.

PMID:
10511528
PMCID:
PMC2627728
DOI:
10.3201/eid0505.990513
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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