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Detection of Intestinal Parasites


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Examples of Outbreaks

Slide 37

March 2009

When you think of Cryptosporidium, think of water-borne outbreaks.

Probably the most famous outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in the United States occurred in Milwaukee, where an estimated 403,000 people were infected. This was published in the New England Journal in 1994.

Also published in 1994 was a report of a community-wide outbreak associated with swimming at a wave pool. More recently, there was report of both giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis associated with a neighborhood interactive water fountain in Florida.

Examples of Outbreaks


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