<i>Cryptosporidium</i> and <i>Cyclospora</i> infection transmission by swimming

  • TR Ghimire Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • LV Ghimire Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • RK Shahu Central Department of Zoology, Kirtipur, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
  • PN Mishra Central Department of Zoology, Kirtipur, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Keywords: Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, epidemiology, hyperchlorination, swimming, transmission

Abstract

Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium are obligate, intracellular, coccidian protozoa that cause selflimited diarrhoea in immunocompetent and prolonged diarrhoea in immunocompromised patients. This is the first case of coccidia infection acquired after swimming in a swimming pool in Nepal. This study describes the chronological evidence of these coccidia infections in a Nepalese swimmer with the possible epidemiological link of the environmental contamination in swimming pools in Kathmandu. It represents an important public health issue among the urban areas of the world.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/joim.v32i1.4003

Journal of Institute of Medicine, April, 2010; 32:1 pp.43-45

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2010-11-24
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Ghimire, T., Ghimire, L., Shahu, R., & Mishra, P. (2010). <i>Cryptosporidium</i> and <i>Cyclospora</i&gt; infection transmission by swimming. Journal of Institute of Medicine, 32(1), 43-45. https://doi.org/10.3126/jiom.v32i1.4003
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