Invasion mechanisms among emerging food-borne protozoan parasites


Yoshida, N; Tyler, KM; Llewellyn, MS; (2011) Invasion mechanisms among emerging food-borne protozoan parasites. Trends in parasitology, 27 (10). pp. 459-466. ISSN 1471-4922 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2011.06.006

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Abstract

Food-borne parasitic diseases, many known to be more prevalent in poor countries with deficient sanitary conditions, are becoming common worldwide. Among the emerging protozoan parasites, the most prominent is Trypanosome cruzi, rarely reported in the past to be transmitted by the oral route but currently responsible for frequent outbreaks of acute cases of Chagas disease contracted orally and characterized by high mortality. Several other food-borne protozoans considered emerging include the apicomplexans Toxoplasma gondii and Cryptosporidium, as well as Giardia and Entamoeba histolytica. Here, the interactions of these protozoans with the mucosal epithelia of the host are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Pathogen Molecular Biology
PubMed ID: 21840261
Web of Science ID: 295748900007
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/18587

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