Reservoir and Vector

 

Reservoir

 

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.

 

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu

/CID/journal/issues/v31n4/000

497/000497.text.html

 

 

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

 

Vector

 

 

There is no known vector.