Cyclospora Resources

Cyclospora cayetanensis is a microscopic parasite that causes an intestinal illness in humans called cyclosporiasis. People can become infected when they consume food or water contaminated with the mature parasite. C. cayetanensis can be found worldwide in water, humans, and food.

This page will provide direct access to scientific experts in the field as well as scientific research, presentations, and web resources on Cyclospora cayetanensis.

RESOURCES | Published Work by Topic

Detection Validation Studies and Applications

Environmental and Produce-contact Water

Reviews: Biology, Ecology, Outbreak

Soil as a Reservoir for Contamination

Comparative Phylogenetic Targeting for Detection Strategies

BioFire Rapid GI Film Array System

RESEARCH | Completed and Ongoing Projects

CPS Projects:

Determination of physical and chemical mechanisms to prevent Cyclospora infection
Scott C. Lenaghan, PhD | University of Tennessee | 2021-2022

Analysis of the presence of Cyclospora in waters of the Mid-Atlantic States and evaluation of removal and inactivation by filtration
Kalmia Kniel, PhD | University of Delaware | 2020

Cyclospora prevalence in irrigation water in fresh produce growing regions
Gerardo Lopez, PhD | University of Arizona | 2019

Sources and prevalence of Cyclospora cayetanensis in Southeastern US water sources and growing environments
Mia Mattioli, PhD | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | 2020-2021

The prevalence of Cyclospora in water and produce
Ynes Ortega, PhD | University of Georgia | 2020-2021

Cyclospora: Potential reservoirs and occurrence in irrigation waters
Gerardo Lopez, PhD | University of Arizona | 2017-2018

FDA Research Projects in Progress

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD | CPS Funded Scientists

Kalmia Kniel, PhD | University of Delaware

Scott C. Lenaghan, PhD | University of Tennessee

Gerardo Lopez, PhD | University of Arizona

Mia Mattioli, PhD, | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ynes Ortega, PhD | University of Georgia

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GOVERNMENT AND ASSOCIATIONS | Cyclospora Resource Page Links

CDC Cyclospora Resources

FDA Cyclospora Resources
Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan – July 1, 2021

United Fresh Cyclospora Resources

California Department of Public Health fact sheet