Parasitic protozoa are single-celled organisms that have the ability to invade the tissues and cells of humans and other animals, causing a range of medical outcomes, from non-threatening to serious disease. These microorganisms are found in numerous habitats and can be acquired via fecal-oral transmission, through sexual contact, or from arthropod vectors such as ticks and mosquitoes.
Detecting and treating parasitic protozoa can be challenging, making the need for accurate diagnostics and effective antiparasitics all the more urgent. To support research on these pathogens, ATCC provides over 1,000 strains of parasitic protozoa, including the causative agents of malaria, toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, leishmaniasis, babesiosis, and Chagas disease.
Discover our collection of parasitic protozoa below to help you advance your research today.