survey of cryptosporidium spp. and giardia spp. infections in various animals at a zoo in japan.a total of 284 fecal samples of 89 species (43 mammalian species and 46 avian species) were examined for cryptosporidium oocysts and giardia cysts from 1999 to 2002. each sample was collected at the zoo located at osaka in japan and examined by microscopy after performing the sucrose flotation method and by two immunofluorescent assay kits for detection of cryptosporidium oocysts and giardia cysts. cryptosporidium spp. was found only in a raccoon dog (nyctereutes procyonoides), and giardia spp. ...200517323580
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