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

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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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This factsheet provides advice to the general public, schools, childcare centres and petting zoo operators on how to minimise the risk of infection from animals through proper hygiene controls and practices.

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