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Prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum infections in weaned piglets and fattening porkers in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11326125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fecal samples from 232 weaned piglets (1 and 3 months old) and 252 fattening porkers (6 months old) in 8 stock-raising farms located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, from June 1998 to June 2000 were examined to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection. Detection of oocysts was performed using the ethyl acetate fecal concentration method and immunofluorescent staining. C. parvum oocysts were identified in 77 (33.2%) 1-3 months old weaned piglets from four farms. The odds of excreting among 1-3 months old piglets were more than 100 times greater than among 6 months old porkers (95% confidence interval: 17-902). This strongly suggests that weaned piglets are important reservoirs of pathogenic microbes whose potential contamination of drinking water has epidemiological implications for human health.
S Izumiyama; I Furukawa; T Kuroki; S Yamai; H Sugiyama; K Yagita; T Endo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1344-6304     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-30     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893704     Medline TA:  Jpn J Infect Dis     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tsukuba Technical Center, Ikeda Scientific Co. Ltd., Ibaraki 305-0062, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cryptosporidiosis / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Cryptosporidium parvum / isolation & purification*
Feces / parasitology
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Odds Ratio
Swine Diseases / epidemiology*
Water Microbiology

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