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Multilocus Genotyping of Human Giardia Isolates Suggests Limited Zoonotic Transmission and Association between Assemblage B and Flatulence in Children

  • Marianne Lebbad,

    Affiliations: Department of Diagnostics and Vaccinology, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Solna, Sweden, Microbiology and Tumor Biology Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Ingvor Petersson,

    Affiliation: Department of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Lillemor Karlsson,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Microbiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Silvia Botero-Kleiven,

    Affiliation: Department of Diagnostics and Vaccinology, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Solna, Sweden

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  • Jan O. Andersson,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Bo Svenungsson,

    Affiliation: Department of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Staffan G. Svärd mail

    Staffan.svard@icm.uu.se

    Affiliations: Microbiology and Tumor Biology Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Published: August 02, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001262

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