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Crytosporidium Research at Moredun

  • Classification of the zoonotic Cryptosporidium rabbit genotype as a subspecies of C. hominis based on morphology, genetic information and animal infectivity studies.
  • Infectivity models in a variety of hosts for different Cryptosporidium species.
  • Assessment of oocyst survival in different farm waste management practices leading to evidence based advice for the safe disposal of contaminated farm waste.
  • Assessment of oocyst survival in different food and drink products and assessment of risk.
  • Maintaining the Moredun reference strain of C. parvum, which allows the production of C. parvum oocysts for research purposes and for regulatory testing.
  • Development and application of molecular typing tools to evaluate transmission routes and sources of infection.
  • Testing of disinfectants, heat treatment and UV exposure on survival of oocysts in food and drink products.
  • Development of a vaccine that will reduce shedding and disease impact in the ruminant host.

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