Infection with the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis typically occurs when a person drinks or has recreational exposure to contaminated water or eats fruits or vegetables that have been contaminated with feces.
Cyclospora infection does not spread from person to person. The infection is endemic in many developing countries. Domestic infections can result from eating imported, contaminated produce, such as berries or herbs.
Resources for the general public
- Cyclosporiasis facts, CDC