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Cyclospora Infection (Cyclosporiasis) (cont.)

Cyclospora Infection Prevention

According to the CDC, the best way to avoid or prevent Cyclospora infections is by avoiding foods and fluids (water) that have been contaminated with human feces. The CDC further advises that by following the published guidelines for food growers and food packagers, the chances for Cyclospora infections are substantially reduced. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine available to prevent Cyclospora infections.

Synonyms and Keywords

Cyclospora infection, cyclosporiasis, Cyclospora cayetanensis

Author and Editor

Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP

REFERENCES:

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Cyclosporiasis FAQs." Jan. 10, 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/
gen_info/faqs.html>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Investigation of an Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis in the United States." Aug. 8, 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/outbreaks/investigation-2013.html>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/8/2013

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