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Evaluation of Zoonotic Transmission of Cryptosporidium Spp. and C.Parvum genotypes between humans and animals - OZ0407

Description
To investigate the relationship between isolates of Cryptosporidium in human disease and in animal and envronmental contacts, and establish the host range of Cryptosporidium species and genotypes.
Objective
01 To establish the prevalence of zoonotic crytosporidium in humans and quantify oocyst shedding form animal sources and environmental load.

02 To investigate the relationships between isol;ates obtained in Objective 01 (and other selected isotopes)

03 To investigate, using a case control study, the role of non-farmed animals ion the zoonotic transmission of cryptosporidiosis.

04 To develop an epidemiologically-derived population framework for the investigation and surveillance of zoonotix cyptosporidiosis.

05 To identify Cryptosporidium isolates with the ability to colonise different host species over time.

06 To develop a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) for the transmission of zoonotic cryptosporidiosis.

07 - To elicit expert opinion on research to be performed to support Defra policy and to release results of current project

08 - To review the epidemiology of Cryptosporidium infection in animals with particular reference to its zoonotic potential and make recommendations for modifications to existing guidelines for farmers
Project Documents
• Final Report : EVALUATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF ZOONOTIC TRANSMISSION OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM   (333k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2008

Cost: £783,631
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Keywords
Animal Health              
Cryptosporidium              
Plants and Animals              
Transmission              
Zoonoses              
Fields of Study
Animal Health