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Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2017 Oct;220(7):1098-1109. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.07.005. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis: The Asian perspective.

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1
Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
2
Civil, Mining, and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. Electronic address: jongerth@uow.edu.au.
3
State Key Laboratory of Plateau Ecology and Agriculture, Qinghai University, Center of Biomedicine and Infectious Diseases (CBID), Academy of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Qinghai University, Xining 810016, China. Electronic address: Panagiotis.Karanis@uk-koeln.de.

Abstract

This review discusses findings of Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis research in Asia and highlights the current situation of Cryptosporidium epidemiology, genetic diversity and distribution, and transmission throughout Asia taking into account all the available papers published for Cryptosporidium research in Asian countries since 2000. This effort will facilitate future research approaches and further developments in the understanding of Cryptosporidium epidemiology in Asia. The intent is to contribute to improvement in protection measures for mitigating the burden associated with this illness in the future.

KEYWORDS:

Asia; Cryptosporidiosis; Cryptosporidium; Epidemiology

PMID:
28760503
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.07.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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