Outbreaks associated with Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium

Ynes R. Ortega, Charles R. Sterling

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    Parasites have frequently been implicated in food and waterborne outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere. This may be related to the development of more sensitive and specific assays for parasite identification and changes in diet and food consumption habits. To satisfy the demands of consumers, more fresh produce is being imported. Food management and production practices in developing countries are not necessarily similar to those in the developed world. This chapter covers the parasites cryptosporidium and cyclospora, as they have been implicated in several food and waterborne outbreaks.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationMicrobiology of Fruits and Vegetables
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781420038934
    ISBN (Print)0849322618, 9780849322617
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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