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Journal of Parasitology Research
Volume 2011, Article ID 123916, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/123916
Research Article

Occurrence of Blastocystis in Water of Two Rivers from Recreational Areas in Malaysia

1Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Putra Malaysia University, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
3School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 14 January 2011; Accepted 1 April 2011

Academic Editor: Boyko B. Georgiev

Copyright © 2011 Init Ithoi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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