In a study of farmed chickens and their human farm workers in Lebanon, researchers report that 54% of the farm workers, and 32% of the chickens were found to be infected with Blastocystis sp. The primary subtypes found in chickens were Blastocystis sp. subtype 6 and 7. Blastocystis sp. subtype 6 was found at a high prevalence in the human workers, in comparison with the more commonly found Blastocystis sp. subtype 3 in other populations, demonstrating the zoonotic potential of Blastocystis transmission to agricultural workers. The study was published in BMC Parasites and Vectors.