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Cryptosporidiosis

Epidemiology of Cryptosporidiosis
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Infectious agent
Cryptosporidium Parvum
Identifying Characteristic
Pear shaped
reservoir
Humans and domestic animals
MOT
ATM Auto-infect
**fecally contaminated water or food
Life cycle
Host ingest oocyst in feces
Incubation period
1-12 days ( 7 avg)
Pathogenicity
GI, Bilary and respiratory track
S/s
A-symtomatic Infections are common
Profuse watery diarrhea
Period of communicability
Remains infectious in moist envro for 2-6 months or longer
DX
ID OOCYST in DOO DOO smear
TX
Rehydration due to loss of fluids
Susceptibility and resistance
Healthy ppl are asymptomatic
Imm Comp ppl and sick until the source is gone
MOC
Edu
boil h2o for a min