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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
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N