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Cryptosporidiosis : epidemiology and impact

Cryptosporidium was first recognized in humans in 1976 and came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s as a cause of severe diarrheal illness in patients with AIDS. Its hardy, chlorine-resistant oocysts, tiny size, low infectious dose, fully infectious development when shed and zoonotic potential make it a threat in drinking and recreational water, contaminated food, day care centers, hospitals, and in persons with exposure to animals or unsanitary conditions, with potentially huge, long-term impact in malnourished children, as reviewed herein. [author abstract]

TitleCryptosporidiosis : epidemiology and impact
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsDillingham, R.A., Lima, A.A., Guerrant, R.L.
Secondary TitleMicrobes and infection
Volume4
Issue10
Pagination1059-1066
Date Published08/2002
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsdiarrhea, malnutrition, Parasite, protozoa
Abstract

Cryptosporidium was first recognized in humans in 1976 and came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s as a cause of severe diarrheal illness in patients with AIDS. Its hardy, chlorine-resistant oocysts, tiny size, low infectious dose, fully infectious development when shed and zoonotic potential make it a threat in drinking and recreational water, contaminated food, day care centers, hospitals, and in persons with exposure to animals or unsanitary conditions, with potentially huge, long-term impact in malnourished children, as reviewed herein. [author abstract]

DOI10.1016/S1286-4579(02)01630-1
Short TitleMicrobes and Infection