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Research Project: Detection and Control of Foodborne Parasites for Food Safety

Location: Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory

Title: Coccidiosis in livestock, poultry, companion animals, and humans

item ALMERIA, S - Food And Drug Administration(FDA)
item CINAR, H - Food And Drug Administration(FDA)
item Dubey, Jitender

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2019
Publication Date: 11/27/2019
Citation: Almeria, S., Cinar, H.N., Dubey, J.P. 2019. Coccidiosis in Humans. In: Dubey, J.P. Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Humans. 1st Edition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Group. p. 268-312.

Interpretive Summary: Coccidia are a group of single celled parasites. This group of protozoa include important genera: Eimeria, Cystoisospora, Cyclospora, Sarcocystis and Isospora that can cause serious illness in livestock, poultry, and humans and some species are zoonotic (parasites transmitted from animals to humans). Cystoisospora belli and Cyclospora cayetanensis can cause protracted diarrhea in humans. A reservoir host, other than humans, has not been identified. In this chapter, the authors review their life cycle, biology, epidemiology, diagnosis and control. This review will be of interest to parasitologists, biologists, and physicians.

Technical Abstract: This is a review.