Cyclospora


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Cyclospora

(sī'klō-spōr'ă),
A Cryptosporidium-like genus of coccidian parasites reported from millipedes, reptiles, insectivores, and a rodent species. Cyclospora is characterized by acid-fast oocysts with two sporocysts, each with two sporozoites. Cyclospora is implicated as the cause of a widespread, prolonged but self-limited human diarrhea in patients in the Americas, Caribbean countries, Southeast Asia, and eastern Europe previously reported as caused by Cyanobacterium-like bodies. C. cayetanensis is the species type.

cyclospora

(sī′klə-spôr′ə)
n.
Any of various parasitic coccidia of the genus Cyclospora, especially Cyclospora cayetanensis, which causes the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis in humans.

Cy·clo·spo·ra

(sī'klō-spōr'ă)
A Cryptosporidium-like genus of coccidian parasites reported from millipedes, reptiles, insectivores, and one rodent species; characterized by acid-fast oocysts with two sporocysts, each with two sporozoites; implicated as the cause of a widespread, prolonged, but self-limited human diarrhea in patients in the Americas, Caribbean countries, southeast Asia, and eastern Europe previously reported as caused by cyanobacteriumlike bodies.
Synonym(s): cyanobacteriumlike bodies.
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14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally renowned food safety law firm of Simon & Luke, along with local counsel, Miller Grell Law Group, has filed another lawsuit in Nebraska stemming from a multi-state Cyclospora outbreak linked to salad mix produced by Taylor Farms of Mexico and served at Olive Garden Restaurants.
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 1996--The Centers for Disease Control and the Ontario Ministry of Health issued statements today clearing California strawberries as a possible source of Cyclospora and stating that the investigations are now focusing on other potential sources of contamination.
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Figure 6, panel A, shows the plot for Cyclospora spp.
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Federal health officials said this week that contaminated raspberries from Guatemala were the likely source of the cyclospora microbe that has sickened about 1,000 people in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Canada since early May.
Transmission of several infectious agents, including hepatitis A (linked to imported green onions from Mexico) and Cyclospora cayatenensis (associated with raspberries imported from Guatemala), has been reported (35,36).
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