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YAI, Lúcia Eiko Oishi et al. The first two cases of Cyclospora in dogs, São Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1997, vol.39, n.3, pp.177-180. ISSN 1678-9946.

Cyclospora cayetanensis is a coccidium which has been identified in diarrheal feces or immunocompetent individuals or in AIDS patients. The main aspects related to its epidemiology and pathogeny have not been solved so far, as well as the possibility of human infection by this protozoan being a zoonosis. We describe in this work the first case identifying the Cyclospora in dogs. Our findings, notwithstanding their preliminary characteristics, could suggest that besides untreated water, other transmission means, along with contact with dogs, there could be important factors in the human diarrhea associated with Cyclospora

Keywords : Coccidia; Cyclospora; Dog; Zoonosis.

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