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Cryptosporidiosis

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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Cryptosporidiosis

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

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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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