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Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidium Investigation Flowchart Algorithm Water Illness - General May 20, 2010

This document contains a flowchart that illustrates the steps that should be taken during a Cryptosporidium investigation.

Photo of the publication cover. Water Sample Collection Protocol Water Illness - General May 11, 2009

Water samples can be tested for pathogens such as Cryptosporidium. These samples can then potentially be linked to clinical isolates from individuals who visited a recreational water venue associated with cluster of cases. Collecting a sample of the backwash from a pool filter is ideal because it increases the chances of detecting the parasite if it was present during the previous filter run.

Photo of the publication cover. Hyperchlorination to Kill Cryptosporidium Water Illness - General May 11, 2009

Cryptosporidium (or “Crypto”) is a chlorine resistant parasite, so even well-maintained pools, water parks, and interactive fountains can spread Crypto among swimmers. If an outbreak of Crypto infections occurs in your community, the health department might ask you to hyperchlorinate.

Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidiosis in Childcare Settings Water Illness - General May 11, 2009

Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal illness, caused by the parasite, Cryptosporidium. This disease is a common cause of diarrhea in children, especially in child care settings. The hallmark symptom of cryptosporidiosis is watery diarrhea, which might be accompanied by stomach ache, nausea and vomiting, fever, and a general sick feeling.