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Human challenge pilot study with Cyclospora cayetanensis.

Authors
  • Alfano-Sobsey, Edith M
  • Eberhard, Mark L
  • Seed, John R
  • Weber, David J
  • Won, Kimberly Y
  • Nace, Eva K
  • Moe, Christine L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emerging infectious diseases
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2004
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
726–728
Identifiers
PMID: 15200870
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a pilot study that attempted to infect human volunteers with Cyclospora cayetanensis. Seven healthy volunteers ingested an inoculum of Cyclospora oocysts (approximately 200-49,000 oocysts). The volunteers did not experience symptoms of gastroenteritis, and no oocysts were detected in any stool samples during the 16 weeks volunteers were monitored.

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