An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis among alpaca crias and their human caregivers.


CASE DESCRIPTION 6 alpaca crias from a single farm were examined because of diarrhea (n = 4) or decreased fecal production (n = 2). CLINICAL FINDINGS Cryptosporidium parvum was identified by means of fecal flotation in samples from 5 of the 6 crias, and a diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis was made. In the remaining cria, a presumptive diagnosis of… (More)


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