Detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis in wastewater

Gregory D. Sturbaum, Ynes R. Ortega, Robert H. Gilman, Charles R. Sterling, Lilia Cabrera, Donald A. Klein

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Cyclospora cayetanensis causes diarrheal disease worldwide without a confirmed mode of transmission. Wastewater was examined for the presence of this organism. Oocysts were detected microscopically, and their identity was confirmed by molecular techniques. These findings verify that current techniques can isolate Cyclospora oocysts and suggest that fecally contaminated water may act as a vehicle of transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2284-2286
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology


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