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Crypotosporidiosis in Tasmania


Hawkesford, T and Goldsmid, JM, Crypotosporidiosis in Tasmania, Australian Journal of Medical Science, 16, (2) pp. 76-78. ISSN 1038-1643 (1995) [Non Refereed Article]


A 30 month survey of patients suffering from diarrhoea in Northern Tasmania revealed that Cryptosporidium sp. could be detected in 2.4% (81/3405) of stool specimens examined. This study on Cryptosporidium provides the first data to shed some light on its epidemiology and association with diarrhoea in Tasmania. The study indicates that cryptosporidiosis in Tasmania has a particularly high prevalence in children, is more common in Spring and Autumn and that infection is often associated with animal contact or the drinking of unpasteurized milk.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Medical microbiology
Research Field:Medical bacteriology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Goldsmid, JM (Professor John Goldsmid)
ID Code:4572
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Pathology
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-09

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