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National surveillance for infection with Cryptosporidium parvum, 1995-1998: what have we learned?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11059430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Infection with Cryptosporidium parvum generally causes a self-limiting diarrheal illness. Symptoms can, however, last for weeks and can be severe, especially in immunocompromised individuals. In 1994, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) recommended that cryptosporidiosis be a nationally notifiable disease. Forty-seven states have made infection with C. parvum notifiable to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and laboratories in the three remaining states report cases to state health departments, which may report them to the CDC. To see what the data show about patterns of infection, the authors reviewed the first four years of reports to the CDC. METHODS: The authors analyzed reports of laboratory-confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis for 1995-1998. RESULTS: During 1995-1998, 11,612 laboratory-confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis were reported to the CDC. All ages and both sexes were affected. An increase in case reporting was observed in late summer during each year of surveillance for people <20 years of age. CONCLUSION: The first national data on laboratory-confirmed cryptosporidiosis cases, although incomplete, provide useful information on the burden of disease in the nation as well as provide baseline data for monitoring of future trends.
Authors:
V J Dietz; J M Roberts
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0033-3549     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Rep     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-02     Completed Date:  2000-11-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716844     Medline TA:  Public Health Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. jmrl@cdc.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Animals
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Child
Child, Preschool
Cryptosporidiosis / epidemiology*
Cryptosporidium parvum / isolation & purification*
Diarrhea / epidemiology,  parasitology
Disease Notification*
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Population Surveillance*
United States / epidemiology
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