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Prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like infection in one-humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) of northwestern Iran.
Parasite. 2012 Feb; 19(1):71-5.P

Abstract

Cryptosporidium is a ubiquitous enteropathogen protozoan infection affecting livestock worldwide. The present study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection in different age groups of dromedary camels in northwestern Iran from November 2009 to July 2010. A total number of 170 fecal samples were collected and examined using modified Ziehl-Neelsen (MZN) staining under light microscope. Examination of stained fecal smears revealed that 17 camels (10%) were positive for Cryptosporidium-like. The prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like was significantly higher in camel calves (< 1 years old) (20%) than other age groups, in which the diarrhoeic calves had the prevalence of 16%. In adult camels the prevalence was 6.5%. There was no significant difference in the prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like between male and female camels. It is concluded that Cryptosporidium infection is a problem in camel husbandry and could be of public health concern in the region.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathobiology, Parasitology Division, Nazlu campus, Urmia University, Urmia city, West Azerbaijan province, Iran. m.yakhchali@urmia.ac.irNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22314242

Citation

Yakhchali, M, and T Moradi. "Prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like Infection in One-humped Camels (Camelus Dromedarius) of Northwestern Iran." Parasite (Paris, France), vol. 19, no. 1, 2012, pp. 71-5.
Yakhchali M, Moradi T. Prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like infection in one-humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) of northwestern Iran. Parasite. 2012;19(1):71-5.
Yakhchali, M., & Moradi, T. (2012). Prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like infection in one-humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) of northwestern Iran. Parasite (Paris, France), 19(1), 71-5.
Yakhchali M, Moradi T. Prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like Infection in One-humped Camels (Camelus Dromedarius) of Northwestern Iran. Parasite. 2012;19(1):71-5. PubMed PMID: 22314242.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like infection in one-humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) of northwestern Iran. AU - Yakhchali,M, AU - Moradi,T, PY - 2012/2/9/entrez PY - 2012/2/9/pubmed PY - 2012/8/24/medline SP - 71 EP - 5 JF - Parasite (Paris, France) JO - Parasite VL - 19 IS - 1 N2 - Cryptosporidium is a ubiquitous enteropathogen protozoan infection affecting livestock worldwide. The present study was carried out to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection in different age groups of dromedary camels in northwestern Iran from November 2009 to July 2010. A total number of 170 fecal samples were collected and examined using modified Ziehl-Neelsen (MZN) staining under light microscope. Examination of stained fecal smears revealed that 17 camels (10%) were positive for Cryptosporidium-like. The prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like was significantly higher in camel calves (< 1 years old) (20%) than other age groups, in which the diarrhoeic calves had the prevalence of 16%. In adult camels the prevalence was 6.5%. There was no significant difference in the prevalence of Cryptosporidium-like between male and female camels. It is concluded that Cryptosporidium infection is a problem in camel husbandry and could be of public health concern in the region. SN - 1252-607X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22314242/Prevalence_of_Cryptosporidium_like_infection_in_one_humped_camels__Camelus_dromedarius__of_northwestern_Iran_ L2 - http://publications.edpsciences.org/10.1051/parasite/2012191071 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -