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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

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Extended Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis in a Pediatric Hospital, China

Yaoyu FengComments to Author , Lin Wang, Liping Duan, Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Longxian Zhang, Xukun Zhao, Jingjing Hu, Nan Zhang, and Lihua Xiao
Author affiliations: East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China (Y. Feng, L. Wang, X. Zhao, J. Hu, N. Zhang); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (L. Wang, L. Duan, L.A. Gomez-Puerta, L. Xiao); Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, PRC (L. Zhang)

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Distribution of Cryptosporidium spp. and subtypes among wards in a hospital in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, September 2007–October 2009*

Ward No. patient samples % Positive (95% CI) No. patients positive
C. meleagridis C. hominis IaA14R4 IdA19 IbA19G2 IdA14
A 74 51.4 (35.0–67.7) 0 38 19 14 0 0
B 348 0.6 (0–1.4) 1 1 0 1 0 0
C 283 1.8 (0.2–3.3) 2 3 0 1 0 1
D 216 2.3 (0.3–4.3) 1 4 2 1 1 0
E 266 1.1 (0–2.4) 0 3 0 1 0 0
F 56 1.8 (0–5.3) 0 1 0 0 0 0
Others 349 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown 1653 2.2 (1.5–2.9) 0 36 13 19 0 0
Total 3,245 28 (2.2–3.3) 4 86 34 37 1 1

*Among 86 specimens positive for C. hominis, 78 were gp60 positive and 73 were subtyped. In 2 other hospitals, II and III, among 6 C. hominis–specimens, 1 was IaA18R4 (hospital II), 1 was IgA14 (hospital III), 2 were IaA14R4 (hospital III), and 2 were gp60 negative (hospitals II and III); 2 patients each were positive for C. meleagridis, C. canis, and C. felis.

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