Volume 89, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We describe the thirteenth reported case of human infection with spp. in the United States and the first to be confirmed as . The parasite described was isolated from the oral cavity of a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia. The identity of the parasite was verified through morphological and genetic approaches, and provided the first genetic confirmation of a sp. in humans.


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  • Received : 15 Jun 2013
  • Accepted : 13 Jul 2013
  • Published online : 09 Oct 2013

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