colin semple colin_semple at
Thu Jun 29 07:19:55 EST 1995

In article <3st0dg$nb5 at> tlbentley at (TLBentley) writes:
>From: tlbentley at (TLBentley)
>Subject: cyclospora
>Date: 28 Jun 1995 21:42:08 -0400

>I am interested if any researchers have information about cyclospora. 
>This parasite was credited for a waterborne outbreak in S. Florida.
>I was told it is difficult to differentiate this organism in a cyst state
>from cryptosporidium.

>Thank you.
>T.L. Bentley, BSN.RN

Cyclospora does resemble Cryptosporidium.  Both are spherical, acid-fast, and 
have similar morphologies.  Cyclospora is twice the size of Cryptosporidium 
(8 micrometers vs. 4).  Cyclospora is auto-fluorescent while Cryptosporidium 
is not. 

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