Extended outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in a pediatric hospital, China

Yaoyu Feng, Lin Wang, Liping Duan, Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Longxian Zhang, Xukun Zhao, Jingjing Hu, Nan Zhang, Lihua Xiao

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Four Cryptosporidium spp. and 6 C. hominis subtypes were isolated from 102 of 6,284 patients in 3 pediatric hospitals in People's Republic of China. A cryptosporidiosis outbreak was identified retrospectively. The outbreak lasted >1 year and affected 51.4% of patients in 1 hospital ward, where 2 C. hominis subtypes with different virulence were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


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