CRYPTOSPORDIOSIS

By: Ashley Servia

CAUSE OF THE DISEASE

- The cause of cryptospordiosis is by the protoazoan parasite cryptospordiosis spp.

HOW IS CRYPTOSPORDIOSIS TRANSMITTED?

- You can be infected with cryptospordiosis by swallowing the parasite. It can be found in soil, food, waste, or surfaces that had been contaminated by an animal or human. A person can get the disease through direct contact with the parasite.

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http://www.medicinenet.com/crytospordiosis/article.htm#how_is_crytospordiosis_spread

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE?

- The most common symptom is watery diarrhea. Some individuals suffer from other symptoms such as stomach cramps, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, fever, or rapidly losing weight.

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http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/gen-info/infect.html

HOW IS THE DISEASE TREATED?

-Therapy may include major attention to fluids, nutritional support, surgery, major attention to bodily fluids, weight loss, or physical therapy.

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http://emedicine.medscape.com/article1215490-treatment

PREVENTION FROM GETTING CRYPTOSPORDIOSIS

-You can prevent getting cryptospordiosis by washing your hands regularly before eating foods, after using the restrooms, after changing a child's diaper, and after handling human or animal fluids. You should not eat uncooked or undercooked food.

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http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/prevention.html

9 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CRYPTOSPORDIOSIS

1) In 1984, many cryptospordiosis disease reports came from day care centers.

2) Most surfaces could be contaminated by crypto.

3) Other names for cryptospordiosis are crypto and cryptospordiosis spp.

4) Day care centers are now one of the most likely to become infected by cryptospordiosis.

5) No none famous individuals have died from this disease.

6) A garden hose could contain cryptospordiosis.

7) A major risk is weight loss due to diarrhea.

8) Cryptospordiosis can kill you.

9) Chlorine base products do not easily kill the parasite.

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http://www.cdc.gov/mmwrhtml/00000423.htm

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