Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 12th, 2006
According to a recent report from the United States, "Cryptosporidium has become increasingly recognized as a pathogen responsible for outbreaks of diarrheal illness in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised persons. In August 2001, an Illinois hospital reported a cryptosporidiosis cluster potentially linked to a local water park.
"There were 358 case-patients identified. We conducted community-based and water park-based case-control studies to examine potential sources of the outbreak. We collected stool specimens from ill persons and pool...
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