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Encephalitozoon cuniculi

 

Definition: a common cryptic infection of most mammals and some birds, transmitted in urine-contaminated food and by transplacental transmission. Disseminated human infection has been reported among immunosuppressed patients. Latent infection seen by serodiagnosis suggests widespread nonsymptomatic infection in tropical regions.

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