Korean J Parasitol.  1998 Jun;36(2):147-149. 10.3347/kjp.1998.36.2.147.

Detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in canine fecal samples by immunofluorescence assay

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  • 1Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Animal Science, Kangwon National University, Chunchon, Korea.

Abstract

Fecal samples were collected from 257 dogs in four areas in Korea during the period of January 1996 to November 1997 and examined by immunofluorescence assay for Cryptosporidium oocysts using a commercial diagnostic kit (Meridian Diagnostics, Cincinnati, Ohio). Of the 257 samples, 25 (9.7%) were positive for Cryptosporidium. Differences were noted in the prevalence of canine cryptosporidiosis in both areas and dog types. The results provide a further evidence of environmental contamination and widespread distribution of the parasite in Korea.

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