Volume 6, Issue 4 (2-1993)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 1993 | Back to browse issues page

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REZAEIAN M, SHAHMORADI A, DALIMI A. CRYPTOSPORIDUM IN SHEEP AS A SOURCE FOR HUMAN INFECTION. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1993; 6 (4) :273-274
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1471-en.html
From the Department of Protozoology , School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite that infects epithelial cells of the intestine in a wide variety of vertebrates. During the last decade, cryptosporidiosis has emerged as a cause of diarrhea in man. Most of the' patients have AIDS, and have had contact with infected animals. In this study ' 510 samples were collected from sheep and examined for detection of this parasite. The result showed that 26.X6% of animals were colonised. Fattened sheep were less infected than lambs and those kept for milk.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Health

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