Humans and domestic animals
**fecally contaminated water or food
Host ingest oocyst in feces
1-12 days ( 7 avg)
GI, Bilary and respiratory track
A-symtomatic Infections are common
Profuse watery diarrhea
Period of communicability
Remains infectious in moist envro for 2-6 months or longer
ID OOCYST in DOO DOO smear
Rehydration due to loss of fluids
Susceptibility and resistance
Healthy ppl are asymptomatic
Imm Comp ppl and sick until the source is gone
boil h2o for a min
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