The relevance of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia duodenalis in surface water as a source for waterborne transmisson in Belgium and in Bangladesh.

07 October 2009 → 06 October 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Microbiology
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
giardia water cryptosporidium zoonotic transmission
Project description

This longitudinal study in Belgium and Bangladesh aims to estimate the prevalence of both parasites in surface water that is used for the production of drinking water, with emphasis on the zoonotic relevance using molecular characterisation by PCR, on establishing the source of infection on the dynamics of the curface water contamination using GIS.