Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 7th, 2000
Better fly control is one key to decreasing the risk of this disease, Dr. Thaddeus Graczyk, of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Cryptosporidiosis is a parasitic diarrheal disease, and children, travelers to foreign countries, and immunocompromised individuals can be at particular risk. Large waterborne outbreaks have occurred in several U.S. cities.
"Filth flies can acquire infectious Cryptosporidium oocysts from...
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