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ESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FARM RE-STOCKING AND CRYTOSPORIDIA - WT02035

Description
FARM LIVESTOCK IS ONE OF THE RESERVOIRS OF CRYTOSPORIDIA AND LIVESTOCK EXCRETA RELEASES THE ORGANISM INTO THE ENVIRONMENT, FROM WHERE IT CAN BE PICKED UP BY WILD ANIMALS AND HUMANS, CONTRIBUTING TO THE ENDEMICITY OF THE DISEASE.

THE RECENT EPIDEMIC OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE PLACED RESTRICTIONS ON THE MOVEMNT OF LIVESTOCK AND ON PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE CONTRYSIDE. THIS PROVIDED A VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF MOVEMENT OF LIVESTOCK ON THE DISTRIBUTION AND TYPES OF CRYPTOSPRORIDIA.

O1: COMPARE THE SUB TYPES OF CRYPTOSPRORIDIA IN FARMED AND WILD ANIMALS.

02: COMPARE THE POST-RE STOCKING DATA WITH THAT FROM FARMS CONTINIOUSLY STOCKED AND THE TYPES CAUSING DISEASE IN MAN AND ANIMALS.

03: EXAMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH NEW TYPES OF CRYPTOSPRORIDIA INTRODUCED VIA LIVESTOCK APPEAR IN CASES OF HUMAN ILLNESS IN THE POPULATION.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £58,443
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CREH Analytical Ltd
Keywords
Drinking Water              
Supply              
Water              
Fields of Study
Water Quality