In September 2001, a waterborne outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred in eastern France. Of 31 fecal samples from symptomatic individuals, 19 tested positive for Cryptosporidium with two PCRs targeting the Hsp70 and the 18S rRNA genes of Cryptosporidium. Sequencing of the PCR fragments produced sequences identical to that of Cryptosporidium parvum genotype 1.
Auteur : Dalle F, Roz P, Dautin G, Di Palma M, Kohli E, Sire Bidault C, Fleischmann MG, Gallay A, Carbonel S, Bon F, Tillier C, Beaudeau P, Bonnin A
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2003, vol. 41, n°. 6, p. 2690-3