Geographic linkage and the variation in Cryptosporidium hominis

Rachel M. Chalmers, Stephen J. Hadfield, Colin J. Jackson, Kirsten Elwin, Lihua Xiao, Paul Hunter

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UK Cryptosporidium hominis isolates have previously shown slight PCR fragment length polymorphism at multiple loci. To further investigate transmission, we conducted a case–control study and sequenced the GP60 locus from 115 isolates. Nine subtypes were identified; IbA10G2 predominated. Having a non-IbA10G2 subtype was significantly linked to recent travel outside Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-498
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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