Twelve Days of Waterborne Diseases: Cryptosporidiosis

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/index.html Cryptosporidium is an obligate, intracellular coccidian protozoa that replicates in small-bowl epithelial cells of a vertebrate host. The main mode of transmission is through contact with contaminated water. Occasionally it can be transmitted through contaminated food, but it is mostly through contaminated water. Cryptosporidium eggs come in two varieties, thick-walled and thin-walled. Thin-walled eggs…