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Cyclospora cayetanensis

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MICROBIOLOGY

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

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Last updated: May 4, 2019

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Auwaerter, Paul G. "Cyclospora Cayetanensis." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540150/all/Cyclospora_cayetanensis.
Auwaerter PG. Cyclospora cayetanensis. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540150/all/Cyclospora_cayetanensis. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G. (2019). Cyclospora cayetanensis. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540150/all/Cyclospora_cayetanensis
Auwaerter PG. Cyclospora Cayetanensis [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540150/all/Cyclospora_cayetanensis.
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