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Cyclospora Infection (Cyclosporiasis)

​Case definition​​​

Confirmed case

Laboratory confirmation of infection with/without symptoms from stool, duodenal/jejunal aspirate, or small bowel biopsy:

  • demonstration of Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts

Probable case

Clinical illness in a person who is epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case

Definition of clinical illness

Clinical illness is characterized by watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal bloating and cramping, increased flatus, nausea, fatigue, and low-grade fever. Vomiting may also be noted. Relapses and asymptomatic infections can occur. Some evidence suggests that symptoms may be more severe and long-lasting in immunocompromised individuals. 

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