Isospora belli and Cyclospora cayetanensis

  • Mark L. Eberhard
  • Michael J. Arrowood


Intestinal coccidiosis of man is now known to be caused by organisms belonging to the genera Cryptosporidium, Sarcocystis, Isospora, and Cyclospora. Human infection with Isospora has been recognized the longest, whereas Cyclospora is the most recentlyidentified of the four. This chapter will focus on these two genera.


Stool Sample Oocyst Wall Coccidian Oocyst Cyclospora Cayetanensis Single Oocyst 
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