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Articles by Mary T. Pawlak, MD, MPH (Maj, USAF); Ryan C. Gottfredson, DO, MPH (Maj, USAF); Michael J. Cuomo, MPH (Lt Col, USAF); Brian K. White, DO (Lt Col, USAF)

Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis in a U.S. Air Force Training Population, Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, TX, 2018

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Diarrheal illnesses have an enormous impact on military operations in the deployed and training environments. While bacteria and viruses are the usual causes of gastrointestinal disease outbreaks, 2 Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, TX, training populations experienced an outbreak of diarrheal illness caused by the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis in June and July 2018.

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