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Detection of Intestinal Parasites



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Cryptosporidium is Easily Acquired Because

Slide 39

March 2009

So why is Cryptosporidium so infectious? Well, like Giardia, the Infectious dose of oocysts is small, and oocysts are highly resistant to chlorine and other disinfectants. Because there are animal reservoirs of most species, the oocysts are wide spread in the environment and can easily contaminate water supplies.

Easily Acquired Because

 


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