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Cyclospora Detection and Viability Assessment

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For Cyclospora cayetanensis improved methods for recovery from raw produce and detection identification by microscopy and PCR. Use mammalian tissue culture to grow the parasite and assay the effects of anti-Cyclospora treatments. Explore animal models to serve as Cyclospora hosts and other parasitic protozoa to serve as experimental substitutes. Develop risk analysis.
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Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
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Sanitation and Quality Standards
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication