Blastocystis not found in household pets in Northwest USA, but found in shelter animals

In a study of 200 shelter dogs and cats, and 100 client-owned dogs and cats, researchers from Oregon State University (Oregon, USA) report that roughly 10% of shelter dogs and cats carry Blastocystis, while none of the client owned animals were found to be infected.  Dogs and cats infected with Blastocystis had similar reported rates of diarrhea as those not infected.  The full text of the study is available from PLOS-One.

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