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Table 1.

Number of positive samples examined for Cryptosporidium for each collection site and the Cryptosporidium species/genotypes determined by PCR analysis of the SSU rRNA gene.

Type of animal Collection site Sample size Cryptosporidium-positive (%) Cryptosporidium species/genotype
Pigeons Wat Rakang Kositaram, Bangkok 4 sets* 1 (25%) C. meleagridis
Brahmin Swing, Bangkok 2 sets* 0
The Pramane Ground, Bangkok 1 set* 0
Seagulls Bang Poo Nature Reserve Pier, Samut Prakan 13 sets** 2 (15.3%) C. avian genotype III
Dogs Nakhon Pathom 3 0
Ratchaburi 27 0
Lopburi 33 0
Sa Kaeo 48 0
Nakhon Nayok 95 2 (2.1%) C. canis
Cats Nakhon Nayok 80 2 (2.5%) C. felis

1 set = 10 fecal samples;


1 set = 70 fecal samples.

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