Cryptosporidium sp. infections in green turtles, Chelonia mydas, as a potential source of marine waterborne oocysts in the Hawaiian Islands

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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Abstract

For the first time, Cryptosporidium sp. oocysts were identified in fecal and intestinal samples from free-ranging marine turtles, Chelonia mydas, from the Hawaiian Islands. The oocysts produced positive reactions with commercial test kits recommended for the detection of human-infectious waterborne oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Cryptosporidium sp. infections in green turtles, Chelonia mydas, as a potential source of marine waterborne oocysts in the Hawaiian Islands
Series title Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume 63
Issue 7
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 3 p.
First page 2925
Last page 2927
Country United States
State Hawai'i
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