Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 May;18(5):838-41. doi: 10.3201/eid1805.111093.

Pigs as natural hosts of Dientamoeba fragilis genotypes found in humans.

Author information

1
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy. simone.caccio@iss.it

Abstract

Dientamoeba fragilis is a common intestinal parasite in humans. Transmission routes and natural host range are unknown. To determine whether pigs are hosts, we analyzed 152 fecal samples by microscopy and molecular methods. We confirmed that pigs are a natural host and harbor genotypes found in humans, suggesting zoonotic potential.

PMID:
22515838
PMCID:
PMC3358053
DOI:
10.3201/eid1805.111093
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for CDC-NCEZID Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center