Identification of potentially human-pathogenic Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotypes in various birds

M.L. Lobo, L. Xiao, V. Cama, N. Magalhães, F. Antunes, O. Matos

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Abstract

Enterocytozoon bieneusi was detected in 24 of 83 samples from birds of the orders Columbiformes, Passeriformes, and Psittaciformes. It was identical to or closely related to the Peru6 genotype, which was previously found in humans in Peru. Thus, various birds can be a significant source of environmental contamination by potentially human-pathogenic E. bieneusi.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7380-7382
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
VolumeVol. 72
Issue numbern.º 11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

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