Prevalence of two protozoan pathogens, Girardia and Cryptosporidium, in the water supplies of Hong Kong


Grant Data
Project Title
Prevalence of two protozoan pathogens, Girardia and Cryptosporidium, in the water supplies of Hong Kong
Principal Investigator
Professor Ko, Ronald Chun Chung   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Mak Chi-ho   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Singh Mulkit   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Wu Rudolf Shiu-sun   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2002-10-01
Completion Date
2005-09-30
Amount
816000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
protozoan pathogens, Girardia, Cryptosporidium
Discipline
Others - Biological Sciences
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7232/02M
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2002/2003
Status
Completed
Objectives
The study attempts to:- 1) determine the general prevalence of two organisms, Giardia intestinalis and Cryptosporidium parvum, in Hong Kong water supplies; 2) determine the major source of contamination; 3) determine, if any, the seasonal incidence of these two organisms in various water supplies.