Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium

Aug 9th – Cryptosporidium is a genus of apicomplexan parasitic alveolates that can cause a respiratory and gastrointestinal illness (cryptosporidiosis) that primarily involves watery diarrhea (intestinal cryptosporidiosis) with or without a persistent cough (respiratory cryptosporidiosis) in both immunocompetent and immunodeficient humans. Treatment of gastrointestinal infection in humans involves fluid rehydration, electrolyte replacement, and management of …

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Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium

May 14th – Cryptosporidium infection begins when the one-celled cryptosporidium parasites get into your body through your mouth. Both the parasite and the disease are commonly known as “Crypto.” Some strains of cryptosporidium can cause more serious disease. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods …

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