Cryptosporidium Oocysts in a Water Supply Associated with a Cryptosporidiosis Outbreak

@inproceedings{Howe2002CryptosporidiumOI,
  title={Cryptosporidium Oocysts in a Water Supply Associated with a Cryptosporidiosis Outbreak},
  author={Andrew D. Howe and Sue Forster and S. K. Morton and Roberta Marshall and Keith S. Osborn and Peter M. Wright and Paul R Hunter},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2002}
}
An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis occurred in and around Clitheroe, Lancashire, in northwest England, during March 2000. Fifty-eight cases of diarrhea with Cryptosporidium identified in stool specimens were reported. Cryptosporidium oocysts were identified in samples from the water treatment works as well as domestic taps. Descriptive epidemiology suggested that drinking unboiled tap water in a single water zone was the common factor linking cases. Environmental investigation suggested that… CONTINUE READING
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