Cyclospora cayetanensis


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Related to Cyclospora cayetanensis: Cryptosporidium parvum, Isospora belli

Cyclospora cayetanensis

a species causing enteritis with persistent diarrhea; usually acquired by ingestion of contaminated water or food.

Cyclospora cayetanensis

a pathogenic protozoon that causes diarrhea, cramps, and fever in humans. The microorganism, a coccidian parasite about 0.01 mm in diameter, was identified in 1979, after the first known cases of the infection were diagnosed. Before 1996 only three outbreaks of Cyclospora infection had been reported in the United States and Canada. It is diagnosed much more frequently now, and is often referred to as "traveler's diarrhea". Although Cyclospora is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, person-to-person transmission is unlikely because oocytes require days to weeks under favorable conditions to become infectious after leaving an infected host.

Cyclospora cayetanensis

Parasitology A Cryptosporidium-like coccidian protozoan, family Eimeriidae, which is implicated in episodic traveler's diarrhea; it infects the GI tract of immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts–especially with AIDS. See Cyclosporiasis.

Cy·clo·spo·ra ca·ye·ta·nen·sis

(sī'klō-spōr'ă kā-ĕ-tă-nen'sis)
A parasitic species causing enteritis with persistent diarrhea; usually acquired by ingestion of contaminated water or food.
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Vulnificus 94 47 Vibrio, Other 7,880 393 112 Yersinia enterocolitica 96,368 2,536 Subtotal 5,204,934 Parasitic Cryptosporidium parvum 300,000 6,630 2,788 Cyclospora cayetanensis 16,264 428 98 Giardia lamblia 2,000,000 107,000 22,907 Toxoplasma gondii 225,000 15,000 Trichinella spiralis 52 26 Subtotal 2,541,316 Viral Norwalk-like Viruses 23,000,000 Rotavirus 3,900,000 Astrovirus 3,900,000 Hepatitis A 83,391 27,797 Subtotal 30,883,391 Grand Total 38,629,641 % Foodborne Hospitalization Disease of Agent Outbreak Transmission Rate Bacterial Bacillus cereus 72 100 0.
Cyclospora cayetanensis, a protozoan that causes watery diarrhea, fatigue, abdominal pain, weight loss, and inappetence, is endemic to some nonindustrialized countries (1-4).
The supervisor thought the organism might be a newly emerging parasite, Cyclospora cayetanensis, and sent the stool specimen to the State Department of Health for confirmation.
Cyclospora cayetanensis, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, STEC non-O157, Listeria monocytogenes, nontyphoidal Salmonella spp.
Cyclospora cayetanensis is an emerging coccidian parasite that causes outbreaks of protracted and relapsing gastroenteritis (1,2).
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Toxoplasma gondii, hepatitis A virus), or were only acquired overseas (Salmonella Typhi, Vibrio cholerae, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Trichinella spiralis).