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Ectoparasitic infestations

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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Toxoplasmosis in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite. For most children and adults, its a mild illness. See your GP if you think your child might have toxoplasmosis.

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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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Malaria overview - myDr.com.au

Malaria is a serious mosquito-borne disease that is caused by a parasitic infection of the red blood cells.

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Gastroenteritis - cryptosporidiosis - Better Health Channel

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

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Fleas - Better Health Channel

Fleas are parasites that feed off the blood of humans and animals, and can spread infection.

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