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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Single celled coccidian parasite, first reported causing human disease in 1979.
  • Member of family Eimeriidae, sublcass Coccidiasina, subphylum Apicomplexa.
    • Other members (13) of Cyclospora found in animals including rodents, vipers.
    • 7.7-9.9 µm in diameter in stool appears as sphere with morula within.
  • Can be responsible for water- or food-borne outbreaks.

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Last updated: January 31, 2016