Food- and waterborne pathogens: You are (infected by) what you eat!

Paul M. Robben, L. David Sibley

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Abstract

Coccidia are protozoan parasites responsible for disease worldwide. The orally transmissible stages of coccidia make them food- and waterborne threats. The occurrence of multiple, human-infectious coccidia with diverse life cycles suggests that alterations in host range are a frequent occurrence, and can underlie the rapid emergence of pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-413
Number of pages8
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004

Keywords

  • Coccidia
  • Communicable disease
  • Emerging
  • Zoonoses

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