Reservoir and Vector




Currently humans are the only known human or experimental hosts. This lack of animal models makes it difficult to study the disease.

However, other Cyclospora species are ubiquitous and infect a variety of animals, including vipers, moles, rodents, and myriapods.





Reddish to pink spherical organisms ranging in size from 9.8 to 16.8 were observed in fecal samples from Aotus monkeys. Kinyoun's modified acid-fast stain, 1,500X

Aotus monkey





There is no known vector.