Active, multisite, laboratory-based surveillance for Cryptosporidium parvum.

  title={Active, multisite, laboratory-based surveillance for Cryptosporidium parvum.},
  author={Vance J Dietz and Duc J. Vugia and Randall S Nelson and Julie H Wicklund and Joelle Nadle and Katherine Gibbs McCombs and Swarna Reddy},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={62 3},
Cryptosporidium parvum leaped to the attention of the United States following the 1993 outbreak in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which sickened 400,000 people. Other outbreaks in the United States have been associated with drinking and recreational water, consumption of contaminated foods, contact with animals, and childcare attendance. Despite its public health importance, the number of people who become infected each year is not known. In 1997, active surveillance for C. parvum was added to the… CONTINUE READING


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