Cyclospora cayetanensis

Cyclospora cayetanensis is a protozoal (single-celled) parasite and belongs to the family of Eimeriidae.

The parasite may trigger cyclosporiasis, characterised by prolonged watery diarrhoea, which may even last for months in immunocompromised patients.

Transmission mainly occurs via contaminated water and food respectively.

For a successful inactivation of parasites, specific disinfectants effective against parasites are required.

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