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Author Foronda, P. ♦ Bargues, M. D. ♦ Abreu Acosta, N. ♦ Periago, M. V. ♦ Valero, M. A. ♦ Valladares, B. ♦ Mas Coma, S.
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Immunology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Medical Microbiology
Abstract In Egypt, the genotyping study of Giardia intestinalis in human is limited. To determine the prevalence of G. intestinalis, faecal samples were collected from Egypt. Samples were concentrated using density gradient centrifugation. The samples were subjected to PCR and DNA sequence analysis for TPI gene. Prevalence of Giardia infection was 34.6% of 52 examined. DNA sequence showed that the Assemblage B was the most prevalent (80%) genotype, the 15% of the positive samples belonged to Assemblage E, and the 5% of them belonged to Assemblage A. Certainly, both genotypes A and B are highly common in human worldwide. However, up to now, Assemblage E had not been known to be infectious for humans. Therefore, this is the first time that Assemblage E is reported in human. However, further analyses of a second locus are required to confirm this result. The extent to which Giardia-infected cattle in Egypt might pose a risk of human infection is unknown.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-07-12
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 103
Issue Number 5
Page Count 5
Starting Page 1177
Ending Page 1181


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