Cyclospora cayetanensis: a review of an emerging parasitic coccidian.

  title={Cyclospora cayetanensis: a review of an emerging parasitic coccidian.},
  author={Joan M Shields and Betty H. Olson},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={33 4},
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a sporulating parasitic protozoan that infects the upper small intestinal tract. It has been identified as both a food and waterborne pathogen endemic in many developing countries. It is an important agent of Traveller's Diarrohea in developed countries and was responsible for numerous foodborne outbreaks in the United States and Canada in the late 1990s. Like Cryptosporidium, infection has been associated with a variety of sequelae such as Guillain-Barré syndrome… CONTINUE READING
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