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First report of Giardia duodenalis infection in bamboo rats

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Title
First report of Giardia duodenalis infection in bamboo rats
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Parasites & Vectors, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13071-018-3111-2
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Xun Ma, Yi Wang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Hao-Xian Wu, Guang-Hui Zhao

Abstract

The zoonotic parasite, Giardia duodenalis (syns. G. lamblia and G. intestinalis), has been widely reported in humans and animals, including rodents. The bamboo rat, a rodent species belonged to the subfamily Rhizomyinae, is farmed in China because of its medicinal and edible values. However, no information of G. duodenalis infection was available in bamboo rats prior to the present study. Here, the prevalence and genetic diversity of G. duodenalis in bamboo rats from Hunan Province of China were investigated. Of 480 faecal samples collected from six farms located in four cities (Wugang, Chenzhou, Huaihua and Jishou) of Hunan Province, 52 (10.8%) were positive for G. duodenalis infection by using a nested PCR approach targeting the beta giardin (bg) gene. Significant differences (P < 0.01) in prevalence were found among different age groups and geographical localities, and among different farms in Wugang city. Sequence analysis revealed existence of the zoonotic assemblage B and genetic diversity of G. duodenalis in these animals. Multilocus genotyping analysis also indicated broad genetic diversity of assemblage B isolates in these bamboo rats. This is the first report of the infection and genetic variations of G. duodenalis in bamboo rats. These findings will provide basic data for implementing effective strategies to control giardiasis in bamboo rats.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 22%
Professor 2 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 22%
Student > Master 1 11%
Student > Bachelor 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 11%
Environmental Science 1 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 11%
Other 2 22%
Unknown 1 11%

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