Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 10th, 2003
C. parvum "can be found in both source and drinking water and has been reported to cause serious waterborne outbreaks which threaten public health safety," researchers in Singapore noted. "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed method 1622 for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts present in water."
"Method 1622 involves four key processing steps: filtration, immunomagnetic separation (IMS), fluorescent-antibody (FA) staining, and microscopic evaluation," explained Y.Y. Feng and colleagues at the National University...
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