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cyclospore (s) (noun), cyclospora (pl)
One-celled, microscopic parasites that cause weeks or even months of severe intestinal illnesses associated with diarrhea and sometimes extreme bowel movements: "Some symptoms of cyclospora include a loss of appetite, cramps, nausea, and fatigue."

"Many cases of the cyclospora are self healing; however, sometimes antibiotics can speed recovery and reduce symptoms faster."

"Often, the cyclospora symptoms seem to go away, but they can return a few more times."

"Generally, outbreaks of cyclospora take place when food or water is contaminated with the parasite."

"The parasite is more common in tropical countries, and previous outbreaks in the United States came from eating fresh produce that was imported from these regions."

"The causes of the contaminations of cyclospora could be a result of unclean produce or the use of unsanitary irrigation methods that are utilized to grow the produce; so far, research has not been able to determine what is causing the infections for consumers."

—Compiled from information located in
"What We Know (and Don't Know) About the Latest Stomach Bug Outbreak" by
Alexandra Sifferlin; Time magazine in "Health & Family"; July 25, 2013.
Read more: The Latest Stomach Bug Outbreak.