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Epidemiological aspects of human cryptosporidiosis

  • D. P. Casemore (a1)
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The coccidian protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium has been described in many host species since its discovery in the early part of the century, but it remained obscure until the recognition by veterinary workers in the 1970s of its importance as a cause of scours in young livestock animals [1–4].

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