- Provides the taxonomy of 22 species of Cyclospora (including two newly identified Cyclospora species)
- Covers the scenarios and characteristics of recent epidemics in the world, susceptible populations, and risk factors in transmission
- Summarizes recent developments in detection methods of Cyclospora spp. or Cyclospora cayetanensis in humans, animals and the environment
1. Taxonomy and Biology 2. Molecular characteristics 3. Clinical features 4. Epidemiology in human and animals 5. Transmission risk factors 6. Diagnosis and detection methods 7. Treatment and Prevention 8. Conclusions and perspective
Long-Xian Zhang is a Henan Province Distinguished Professor at Henan Agricultural University. Since 1996, he has been engaged in the study of the epidemiology and molecular characteristics of zoonotic Cryptosporidium and Giardia. He is a member of the American microbiology Society, the International Protozoan Society; China Protozoological Society and of the Chinese Society of Preventive Medicine, medical parasitology branch.
Dr. Rong-Jun Wang is an Associated Professor at Henan Agricultural University. Since 2004,he has been engaged in the study of zoonotic Cryptosporidium, Giardia duodenalis, and Cyclospora cayetanensis with a major interest in molecular epidemiology, invasive mechanism, and innate immunity of these pathogens. He is a member of the American Microbiology Society, the International Protozoan Society, the China Protozoological Society, and the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Animal Parasitology Branch. He has also served as a peer reviewer expert for Parasites & Vectors, Food Research International, Infection, Genetics and Evolution, and Parasitology Research.
Dr. Guang-Hui Zhao is Professor, New Century Talents of Chinese Ministry of Education, Northwest A&F University. Since 2004, he have been engaged in the molecular epidemiology, immunology and genetics of zoonotic parasites in humans and animals, eg. Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Cyclospora, Cysticercus cellulosae, Trichinella spiralis. He is a member of the International Protozoan Society and Editor of Advances in Animal Medicine.
Dr. Jun-Qiang Li Henan is a member of Long-Xian Zhang's lab at Henan Agricultural University. He is part of the College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine and has a PhD in Veterinary Medicine. Since 2011, Dr. Li has been engaged in the study of the epidemiology and molecular characteristics of Cyclospora in humans and animals (such as nonhuman primates, dairy cattle. He has also conducted research on the population genetic structure of Cyclospora cayetanensis infection in humans. He is a member of the China Protozoological Society.