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cryptosporidiosis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An intestinal parasitic infection of some vertebrates caused by protozoa of the genus Cryptosporidium, characterized in some humans by chronic diarrhea.

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  • noun medicine A disease affecting the intestines of mammals that is caused by cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite.

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  • ● A microscopic parasite that lives in the intestines of infected humans and animals, causing a diarrheal disease called cryptosporidiosis or "crypto."

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  • Coupled with this is the more immediate need to eliminate the risk of waterborne diseases such as cryptosporidiosis, E. coli and other microbiological contaminants that cause illness, and, in extreme cases, death if not adequately treated.

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  • Starting effective antiretroviral therapy has been shown to speed resolution or at least stabilize diseases such as cryptosporidiosis, microsporidiosis, and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

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  • The provision of high quality water can protect against chemical constituents and waterborne diseases such as hepatitis, gastroenteritis, typhoid, cryptosporidiosis, and giardiasis [52].

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  • Colorado authorities are trying to identify the sources of a large outbreak of cryptosporidiosis, a stomach illness caused by a microscopic parasite.

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  • Several community-wide outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have been linked to drinking municipal water or recreational water contaminated with Cryptosporidium.

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  • However, even if symptoms disappear, cryptosporidiosis is often not curable and the symptoms may return if the immune status worsens.

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  • Who is most at risk for getting seriously ill with cryptosporidiosis?

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  • This has resulted in outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis among recreational water users.

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  • People who take care of other people with cryptosporidiosis.

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