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Medical Term:

Sarcocystis hominis


a species now recognized as a two-host infection, with beef serving as the intermediate host source of infective tissue cysts to humans, who serve as the final host. Gamogony and sporogony occur in mucosal cells of the human small intestine; cattle become infected from human feces contaminated with Sarcocystis hominis sporocysts.

Synonym(s): Sarcocystis bovih'ominis

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