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Cryptosporidiosis: epidemiology and impact.
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PMID:  12191656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cryptosporidium was first recognized in humans in 1976 and came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s as a cause of severe diarrheal illness in patients with AIDS. Its hardy, chlorine-resistant oocysts, tiny size, low infectious dose, fully infectious development when shed and zoonotic potential make it a threat in drinking and recreational water, contaminated food, day care centers, hospitals, and in persons with exposure to animals or unsanitary conditions, with potentially huge, long-term impact in malnourished children, as reviewed herein.
Rebecca A Dillingham; Aldo A Lima; Richard L Guerrant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1286-4579     ISO Abbreviation:  Microbes Infect.     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-22     Completed Date:  2002-11-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883508     Medline TA:  Microbes Infect     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1059-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Geographic and International Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, P.O. Box 801379, Charlottesville, VA 22908-1379, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cryptosporidiosis / epidemiology*,  parasitology*,  prevention & control,  transmission
Cryptosporidium / physiology*
Disease Vectors
Food Microbiology
Immunocompromised Host
Nutrition Disorders / parasitology
Water Microbiology
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