Viruses and parasites that should keep you up at night

Food Safety News

TAMPA, FL — Foodborne Hepatitis A, once accounting for only about 4 percent of cases, reached 20 percent by 2016

Cyclosporiasis, the intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis, recognized only in 1979 and after that only among travelers, has become commonplace in the United States.


And other emerging virus and parasites are leaving few places to escape in an ever smaller world, according to three distinguished experts on dangers that include that include Hepatitis A,  parasites like Cyclospora, and other nasties with names so long they defy spellcheck — like haycocknema perplexum.

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