Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Intestinal Infection Cryptosporidium Transmission

Facts about cryptosporidium enterocolitis:

  • Infections can occur from other people, animals and contaminated water.
  • Most outbreaks are related to improper food handling.
  • Cryptosporidium can also be spread by fecal contamination of food and water.
  • Cryptosporidium can be spread by swimming pools because the organism is chlorine-resistant.

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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Intestinal Infection Cryptosporidium References
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