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The zoonotic significance and molecular epidemiology of Giardia and giardiasis.
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PMID:  15567577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The taxonomy and molecular epidemiology of Giardia and Giardia infections are reviewed in the context of zoonotic and waterborne transmission. Evidence to support the zoonotic transmission of Giardia is very strong, but how frequent such transmission occurs and under what circumstances, have yet to be determined. Zoonotic origin for waterborne outbreaks of Giardia infection appears to be uncommon. Similarly, livestock are unlikely to be an important source of infection in humans. The greatest risk of zoonotic transmission appears to be from companion animals such as dogs and cats, although further studies are required in different endemic foci in order to determine the frequency of such transmission.
R C Andrew Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary parasitology     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0304-4017     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-29     Completed Date:  2005-03-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602745     Medline TA:  Vet Parasitol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic / parasitology
Giardia / growth & development*
Giardiasis / epidemiology*,  transmission,  veterinary*
Molecular Epidemiology
Water / parasitology*
Zoonoses / epidemiology*,  parasitology,  transmission
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