Cryptosporidium Literature Review

Cryptosporidium Literature Review

This report provides a review of the literature on Cryptosporidium and helps to identify the findings and formulates the key research questions.  It covers these central questions:
• What are the sources/carriers of human pathogenic strains and what are the key species for a range of catchments?
• What is the contribution of pre and post weaned cattle and sheep to catchment contamination?
• What data on animal management practices (including vegetation management of riparian zones) is available?
• What are the different climatic zones across catchments and how will this impact on the survival and transmission of Cryptosporidium?

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Background and Relevance; Objectives; Final Report; What are the sources/carriers of human pathogenic strains and what are the key species for a range of catchments?; What is the contribution of pre and post weaned cattle and sheep to catchment contamination?; What data on animal management practices (including vegetation management of riparian zones) is available?; What are the different climatic zones across catchments and how will this impact on the survival and transmission of Cryptosporidium?; What are the key research gaps?; Conclusions and perspectives

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