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Cryptosporidiosis

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Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrhoeal disease caused by microscopic parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium.

Ingesting the Cryptosporidium parasites can lead to cryptosporidiosis infection. The Cryptosporidium parasites are found in the faeces of infected humans or animals. The parasite is one of the most common causes of waterborne disease in humans around the world.

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Cryptosporidium infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Cryptosporidium infection (cryptosporidiosis or 'crypto') is an infection of the bowel caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium which can result in gastroenteritis (also known as 'gastro').

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Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis is a form of gastroenteritis (gastro). It can affect your intestines, liver, stomach or lungs. It is caused by a tiny parasite called cryptosporidium which is found in faeces (poo).

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Cryptosporidiosis fact sheet - Fact sheets

Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by swallowing the Cryptosporidium parasite. It mainly causes diarrhoea and stomach cramps.

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Outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have been associated with child care centres, public swimming pools and contaminated water supplies.

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