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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology