Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the most common microsporidia that causes disease in immunocompromised hosts, especially in AIDS patients. E. bieneusi has been reported in a wide range of animals, including domestic, wild and farm animals. Using molecular typing and phylogenetic analysis, the zoonotic potential of E. bieneusi to cause disease is indeed a threat. Transmission from animals to humans should be investigated and whether it occurs naturally, before we can address the whole subject of zoonotic transmission of E. bieneusi infection.
Mungthin, Mathirut; Subrungruang, Ittisak; and Leelayoova, Saovanee
"The Zoonotic Potential of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in Thailand,"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 36:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol36/iss2/7