UI expert lauded for first recognizing parasite that caused outbreak of diarrheal disease

UI expert lauded for first recognizing parasite that caused outbreak of diarrheal disease

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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Michael Last is a parasitologist at the Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa in Coralville who first recognized that an outbreak of diarrheal disease in Iowa in June was caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis

Patricia Quinlisk, Iowa's state epidemiologist, says that Michael Last, a parasitologist at the State Hygienic Laboratory at the UI, is a "good, good, good microbiologist" after he first recognized the microscopic parasite that caused an outbreak of diarrheal disease in Iowa.

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