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Cryptosporidiosis

What is cryptosporidiosis?

Cryptosporidiosis is a contagious disease that causes watery diarrhea. It is caused by parasites called Cryptosporidium, or Crypto . These parasites live in soil, food, and water. They are found in every region of the United States and throughout the world. Crypto can also be found on surfaces or dirty hands that have been contaminated with the stool (poop) of humans or animals that have the infection.

How is cryptosporidiosis spread?

You can become infected with Crypto by swallowing the parasite if it is in your food, drinking water, or water that you swim in. You can also get infected when you touch something that has been contaminated, and then you touch your eyes, mouth, or nose. Another way that Crypto can spread is through sexual contact.

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  1. Cryptosporidiosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis is a contagious disease that causes watery diarrhea. It is caused by parasites called Cryptosporidium, or Crypto . ...
  2. ... Elsevier; 2021:chap 113. Warren CA, Lima AAM. Cryptosporidiosis. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil ... Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 329. White AC. Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium species). In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser ...
  3. Travelers' Health: Cryptosporidiosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Cryptosporidiosis/Related Issues ... Cryptosporidiosis ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Information about how to order the U.S. government publication ...
  4. About Cryptosporidiosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    General information about Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis.
  5. About Cryptosporidiosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    General information about Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis.
  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Cryptosporidiosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Cryptosporidiosis/Clinical Trials ... Cryptosporidiosis
  7. Disease Risks for People at Dog Social Events (American Veterinary Medical Association)  
    Animal Diseases and Your Health/Specifics ... Animal Diseases and Your Health ... American Veterinary Medical Association ... People attending dog social events can ...
  8. ... Version [Internet]. Kenilworth (NJ): Merck & Co. Inc.; c2023. Cryptosporidiosis; [reviewed 2022 Oct; cited 2023 Mar 21]; [about ... home/infections/parasitic-infections-intestinal-protozoa-and-microsporidia/cryptosporidiosis Merck Manual Consumer Version [Internet]. Kenilworth (NJ): Merck & ...
  9. Treating Crypto (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Treatment options for people sick with cryptosporidiosis.
  10. Clinical Testing and Diagnosis for Crypto (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Cryptosporidiosis/Diagnosis and Tests ... Cryptosporidiosis
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