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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Last reviewed: July 2016