Possible transmission of Cryptosporidium canis among children and a dog in a household

Lihua Xiao, Vitaliano A. Cama, Lilia Cabrera, Ynes Ortega, Julie Pearson, Robert H. Gilman

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Abstract

In a longitudinal cohort diarrhea study, a girl living in Lima, Peru, and her brother and dog were diagnosed with Cryptosporidium canis infections during the same period. Both children had transient diarrhea, but the dog was asymptomatic. This is the first report of possible transmission of cryptosporidiosis between humans and dogs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2014-2016
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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