Cryptosporidium: parasite and disease

  • Simone M. Cacciò
  • Giovanni Widmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Taxonomy and Epidemiology of Cryptosporidium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Una Ryan, Lihua Xiao
      Pages 3-41
    3. Simone M. Cacciò, Lorenza Putignani
      Pages 43-79
    4. Gordon L. Nichols, Rachel M. Chalmers, Stephen J. Hadfield
      Pages 81-147
    5. Lucy J. Robertson, Camilla Björkman, Charlotte Axén, Ronald Fayer
      Pages 149-235
    6. Martin Kváč, John McEvoy, Brianna Stenger, Mark Clark
      Pages 237-323
  3. Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Guan Zhu, Fengguang Guo
      Pages 361-379
  4. Host-parasite Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Henry Shikani, Louis M. Weiss
      Pages 383-421
    3. Guoku Hu, Yaoyu Feng, Steven P. O’Hara, Xian-Ming Chen
      Pages 423-454
    4. Jan R. Mead, Michael J. Arrowood
      Pages 455-486
  5. Cryptosporidium and Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. Paul A. Rochelle, George D. Di Giovanni
      Pages 489-513
    3. Paul Monis, Brendon King, Alexandra Keegan
      Pages 515-552
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 553-564

About this book


This new volume on Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis discusses all relevant aspects of the biology, molecular biology, host-parasite interaction, epidemiology as well as diagnosis and treatment of these widespread parasites. It represents a useful guide for physicians, microbiologists, veterinarians and water professionals seeking advanced knowledge and guidance about these important parasitic pathogens. A section on practical lab procedures discusses step-by-step guidelines for sample preparation and lab procedures. The new book may further serve as a reference work for graduate students in medical and veterinary microbiology.​  


host-parasite interaction parasite biology parasitic pathogen veterinary medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Simone M. Cacciò
    • 1
  • Giovanni Widmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated DiseasesIstituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly
  2. 2.Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Division of Infectious DiseasesNorth GraftonUSA

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