Waterborne outbreak of intestinal microsporidiosis in persons with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Among 1454 persons whose stool samples (n=5692) were submitted to a reference laboratory for microsporidia assessment from 1993 to 1996, microsporidia were identified in 338 persons: 261 persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), 16 transplant patients, and 61 others. Intestinal microsporidiosis appears to be an endemic disease in HIV… CONTINUE READING