• William L. Current
  • Lynne S. Garcia


Cryptosporidiosis is an infectious disease, primarily of the gastrointestinal tract, of mammals, birds, and reptiles that is caused by small protozoan parasites (Cryptosporidium spp.) that are similar taxonomically to the other coccidia, Isospora belli, Sarcocystis spp., and Toxoplasma gondii, that infect humans. Infections are acquired by ingestion of environmentally resistant oocysts that are passed sporulated (infective) in the feces (Current, 1986; Current and Reese, 1986).


Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Watery Diarrhea Cryptosporidium Oocyst Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Patient Cryptosporidium Infection 
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  • Lynne S. Garcia

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