The emerging recognition of cryptosporidium as a health hazard.

@article{Matukaitis1997TheER,
  title={The emerging recognition of cryptosporidium as a health hazard.},
  author={J M Matukaitis},
  journal={Journal of community health nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          135-40
        }
}
Cryptosporidium is the leading cause of waterborne disease in the United States. Cryptosporidiosis occurs as a result of this pathogen and is potentially fatal to the immunosuppressed population. Current water treatment standards will not eradicate the pathogen, resulting in a potential public health hazard. Congress recently passed legislation addressing cryptosporidium, and health policies are pending approval with strong support from the Centers for Disease Control. The implication for… CONTINUE READING

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