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BBB - Cyclospora cayetanensis

Bad Bug Book:
Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook
Cyclospora cayetanensis

A new version of the Bad Bug Book was released in 2012, below is a previous version.


1. Name of the Organism:

Cyclospora cayetanensis

2. Nature of Acute Disease:

3. Nature of Disease:

CDC Case Definition
What is a "Case Definition"?
Overview of Public Health Surveillance

4. Diagnosis of Human Illness:

5. Associated Foods:

6. Relative Frequency of Disease:

7. Course of Disease and Complications:

8. Target Populations:

9. Food Analysis:

10. Selected Outbreaks:

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports
For more information on recent outbreaks see the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports from CDC.

11. Education and Background Resources:

Loci index for genome Cyclospora cayetanensis
Available from the GenBank Taxonomy database, which contains the names of all organisms that are represented in the genetic databases with at least one nucleotide or protein sequence.

Information for the general public
What is Cyclospora and how is it spread? Who is at risk for infection? What are the symptoms of infection and how soon after infection will symptoms begin? How long will symptoms last? How is it infection diagnosed and treated? How is infection prevented?

Information for health professionals
What is Cyclospora and how is it spread? Who is at risk for infection? What are the symptoms of infection and how soon after infection will symptoms begin? How long will symptoms last? How is it infection diagnosed and treated? How is infection prevented?
Key points for the laboratory diagnosis of Cyclospora.

 

FDA method (Ebam 19a): Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium (2004)
"Detection of Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium from Fresh Produce: Isolation and Identification by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Microscopic Analysis".

FDA method (cyclmet): Cyclospora cayetanensis Protocol (1997)
"Concentration and Preparation of Oocysts from Produce for the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Microscopy".

FDA Laboratory Information Bulletin 4044 (1996).
"Differentiation of Cyclospora sp. and Eimeria spp. by Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction Amplification Products and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms."

FSIS Parasites and Foodborne Illness Resource page

Cyclospora cayetanensis (SIGH-clo-SPOR-uh KYE-uh-tuh-NEN-sis), cause of cyclosporiasis, is a one-celled, microscopic parasite. Currently little is known about this organism, although cases of cyclosporiasis are being reported from various countries with increasing frequency.

12. Molecular Structural Data:

None currently available.