Prevalence and genotype of Giardia duodenalis from faecal samples of stray dogs in Hualien city of eastern Taiwan

Y. C. Tseng, G. D. Ho, T. T W Chen, B. F. Huang, P. C. Cheng, J. L. Chen, S. Y. Peng

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摘要

Giardia duodenalis is a zoonotic protozoan parasite that causes diarrhea through waterborne transmission or fecal-oral infection. The cysts are chlorine-resistant and, therefore, can pollute drinking water and induce a pandemic disease. In this study, we aimed to detect G. duodenalis infection in stray dogs in Hualien, Taiwan. We collected faecal samples from 118 dogs and amplified DNA sequences of the β-giardin gene by nested polymerase chain reactions (nested PCR). Eleven of the 118 faecal samples tested positive for the parasite. The genotype analysis of the 11 samples indicated that 7 samples belonged to assemblage C and four samples belonged to assemblage D. Our study provided a better understanding of the infection rate and genotypes of G. duodenalis in dogs from Hualien City, and human infection could not be induced by this zoonotic infection pathway in Hualien City.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)305-311
頁數7
期刊Tropical Biomedicine
31
發行號2
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014

指紋

Giardia lamblia
Taiwan
Genotype
Dogs
Zoonoses
Infection
Parasites
Chlorine
Pandemics
Drinking Water
Cysts
Diarrhea
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology
  • Medicine(all)

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Tseng, Y. C., Ho, G. D., Chen, T. T. W., Huang, B. F., Cheng, P. C., Chen, J. L., & Peng, S. Y. (2014). Prevalence and genotype of Giardia duodenalis from faecal samples of stray dogs in Hualien city of eastern Taiwan. Tropical Biomedicine, 31(2), 305-311.

Prevalence and genotype of Giardia duodenalis from faecal samples of stray dogs in Hualien city of eastern Taiwan. / Tseng, Y. C.; Ho, G. D.; Chen, T. T W; Huang, B. F.; Cheng, P. C.; Chen, J. L.; Peng, S. Y.

於: Tropical Biomedicine, 卷 31, 編號 2, 2014, p. 305-311.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Tseng, YC, Ho, GD, Chen, TTW, Huang, BF, Cheng, PC, Chen, JL & Peng, SY 2014, 'Prevalence and genotype of Giardia duodenalis from faecal samples of stray dogs in Hualien city of eastern Taiwan', Tropical Biomedicine, 卷 31, 編號 2, 頁 305-311.
Tseng, Y. C. ; Ho, G. D. ; Chen, T. T W ; Huang, B. F. ; Cheng, P. C. ; Chen, J. L. ; Peng, S. Y. / Prevalence and genotype of Giardia duodenalis from faecal samples of stray dogs in Hualien city of eastern Taiwan. 於: Tropical Biomedicine. 2014 ; 卷 31, 編號 2. 頁 305-311.
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