What is coccidia?

Coccidia is an order of protozoans, some of which are pathogenic and parasitic in the epithelium of the small intestine.

Coccidia are a subclass of microscopic, spore forming, single celled obligate intracellular parasites belonging to the apicomplexan class Conoidasida.
As obligate intracellular parasites, they must live and reproduce within an animal cell.…

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