Outbreaks associated with Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium

Ynes R. Ortega, Charles R. Sterling

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Abstract

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
Pages267-280
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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    Ortega, Y. R., & Sterling, C. R. (2005). Outbreaks associated with Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium. In Microbiology of Fruits and Vegetables (pp. 267-280). CRC Press.