Current Status of Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Human Sarcocystosis

Casper Sahl Poulsen, Christen Rune Stensvold

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Abstract

Species of Sarcocystis are Apicomplexan parasites requiring intermediate and definitive hosts to complete their life cycle. Humans are one of many natural host species and may serve as both intermediate and definitive hosts. However, the extent and public health significance of human Sarcocystis infection are incompletely known. In this minireview, we provide an update on the epidemiology and diagnosis of human sarcocystosis and propose some tools that could contribute to a better understanding of the clinical significance and epidemiology of Sarcocystis infections.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume52
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)3524-3530
Number of pages7
ISSN0095-1137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MICROBIOLOGY
  • INTESTINAL PARASITES
  • APPARENT ABSENCE
  • TIOMAN ISLAND
  • INFECTIONS
  • OUTBREAK
  • SHEEP
  • PREVALENCE
  • MALAYSIA
  • SPP.
  • BEEF
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Parasitology
  • Sarcocystis
  • Sarcocystosis
  • Minireview

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