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Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium infection)
 
Cryptosporidium is diagnosed as cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease caused by a parasite.  Its symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (which can last 1-2 weeks).  It can also cause dehydration in young children, pregnant women and other vulnerable populations. People who experience these symptoms should contact their medical provider.

Cryptosporidium, found in the feces of infected people and animals, can contaminate soil, food, water or surfaces.  An individual becomes infected with the Cryptosporidium parasite by ingesting contaminated food or water or having contact with other contaminated objects. Cryptosporidium can be spread through swimming pools and lakes when swimmers swallow contaminated water.  Cryptosporidium can also be found in water fountains, water parks and other recreational water settings like rivers and ponds.

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