identification of encephalitozoon and enterocytozoon (microsporidia) spores in stool and urine samples obtained from free-living south american coatis (nasua nasua).this study emphasizes the importance of free-living coatis as a potential source of microsporidian infection for humans living in large cities. we found 19 (31.7%) positive results among 60 fecal samples analyzed by pcr-based analysis and the gram-chromotrope staining technique (11.7% were positive for encephalitozoon cuniculi, 6.7% for e. intestinalis, 6.7% for e. hellem, and 6.7% for enterocytozoon bieneusi). only 5 (8.4%) urine samples tested positive for e. cuniculi as assessed by the two te ...201222522676
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