Transmission of Enterocytozoon bieneusi between a child and guinea pigs

Vitaliano A. Cama, Julie Pearson, Lilia Cabrera, Luz Pacheco, Robert Gilman, Sarah Meyer, Ynes Ortega, Lihua Xiao

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An unusual Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotype was found in seven guinea pigs and a 2-year-old child in the same household. The genetic uniqueness of the parasite, its wide occurrence in other guinea pigs in the community, and its absence in other children in the community suggest the possibility of zoonotic transmission of the infection to the study child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2708-2710
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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