Cryptosporidium


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Cryptosporidium

 [krip″to-spo-rid´e-um]
a genus of minute coccidian protozoa; they are parasitic in the intestinal tracts of many different vertebrates, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. See also cryptosporidiosis.

Cryptosporidium

(krip'tō-spō-rid'ē-ŭm),
A genus of coccidian sporozoans (family Cryptosporiidae, suborder Eimeriina) that are important pathogens of calves and other domestic animals, and common opportunistic parasites of humans that flourish under conditions of compromised immune function; can cause self-limiting diarrhea in immunocompetent people.

Cryptosporidium

/Cryp·to·spo·ri·di·um/ (-spo-rid´e-um) a genus of parasitic protozoa found in the intestinal tracts of many different vertebrates and the etiologic agent of cryptosporidiosis in humans.

cryptosporidium

(krĭp′tō-spə-rĭd′ē-əm)
n.
A protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium that is an intestinal parasite in humans and other vertebrates and sometimes causes diarrhea that is especially severe in immunocompromised people.

Cryp·to·spo·rid·i·um

(krip'tō-spō-rid'ē-ŭm)
A genus of coccidian sporozoans (family Cryptosporidiidae, suborder Eimeriina) that are important pathogens of calves and other domestic animals, and common opportunistic parasites of humans; they flourish under conditions of compromised immune function; can cause self-limiting diarrhea in immunocompetent people.

Cryptosporidium

A type of parasitic protozoa.
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Cryptosporidium

a protozoan parasite in most species. A member of the family Eimeriidae. Includes C. bayleyi in birds, C. serpentis in reptiles, C. crotalis in reptiles, C. meleagridis in birds, and C. nasorum in fish. C. parvum infects many different hosts including cattle, swine, horses and small ruminants. C. parvum has two distinct genotypes known as human genotype 1 (also known as C. hominis) and bovine genotype 2. Both genotypes are capable of causing disease in humans. Livestock are not commonly infected with genotype 1. C. andersoni (C. muris) infects cattle.
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The national Cryptosporidium typing program was funded for England and Wales by Welsh Assembly Government and for Scotland by Health Protection Scotland.
According to the EPA's Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment: Quick Reference Guides, systems are required to monitor their source water, calculate an average Cryptosporidium concentration, and use those results to determine if their source is vulnerable to contamination and may require additional treatment.
Studies were also undertaken to see how well Cryptosporidium would survive on meat, which was frozen.
The Scottish Water project was first rejected by councillors just weeks after 160,000 residents in the north of Glasgow and Clydebank were told to boil tap water because of high levels of the cryptosporidium bacterium .
But in 1993, a parasite called Cryptosporidium infiltrated Milwaukee's water system, making over 400,000 people ill and killing over 100.
These results are significant in view of the new Drinking Water Inspectorate regulations, that demand the continuous monitoring of high-risk water sources for Cryptosporidium, which are just coming into force in the UK.
Testing showed the levels of cryptosporidium were higher this time than in the previous scare, said the Health Department's Director-General Mr Mick Reid.
Like its cousin Cryptosporidium parvum - the protozoa that invaded Milwaukee's water in 1993, sickening 400,000 and killing more than 100 - cyclospora is ingested through the mouth in food or water, then reproduces in the human intestines and is excreted in the stool.
The one that shut down Minneapolis, cryptosporidium, is just deadly.
Chlorination, typically the last line of defense against pathogens in drinking water, is ineffective against Cryptosporidium.
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THOUSANDS of homes and businesses have been forced to boil their drinking water after a cryptosporidium outbreak.