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The prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum and C. muris in Mus domesticus, Apodemus sylvaticus and Clethrionomys glareolus in an agricultural system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9197396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wild mice and voles were tested for Cryptosporidium during a 2-year survey at an agricultural site in Warwickshire, United Kingdom. C. parvum and C. muris, the two cryptosporidial species known to infect mammals, were detected. Prevalence figures of 22%, 21% and 13% noted for C. parvum for Mus domesticus, Apodemus sylvaticus and Clethrionomys glareolus, respectively, were higher than those recorded for C. muris at 10%, 6% and 2%. C. parvum causes the sometimes severe diarrhoeal disease cryptosporidiosis in many hosts, but the wild rodents were asymptomatic. The discovery of C. muris in A. sylvaticus and C. glareolus confirms a wider distribution in wild rodents than has previously been reported. Rodents may represent a significant reservoir of Cryptosporidium with a high potential for infection of man and livestock due to cohabitation.
R M Chalmers; A P Sturdee; S A Bull; A Miller; S E Wright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology research     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0932-0113     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Res.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-12     Completed Date:  1997-08-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703571     Medline TA:  Parasitol Res     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  478-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Coventry University, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Wild / parasitology
Arvicolinae / parasitology
Cryptosporidiosis / epidemiology,  parasitology,  veterinary*
Cryptosporidium parvum / isolation & purification*
Muridae / parasitology
Rodent Diseases / epidemiology*,  parasitology

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