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Getting cryptosporidiosis from drinking tap water ?


I was wondering about the safety of the bottled water itself,since some tap water is believed to be drinkable in N.Y and few big cities etc...
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Bottles for water are sterilized, and the water is filtered and treated to minimize the content of micro spores.
You will not get sick from bottled water, unless you fill the bottle yourself from a dirty pond ...  (+ info)

Has anyone actually suffered from Cryptosporidiosis?


Regarding the recent contamination of Anglian water in and around the Northamptonshire area, has anyone actually been affected, or know anyone that has been by the cryptosporidium bug?
Why the hell has 'gangadharan_nair' posted all about the illness. I didn't ask for that. We've just had a contamination in Northamptonshire, and I've not heard of anyone who's got ill from it.

We've just got the all clear now though! woohoo
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Cryptosporidiosis is infection with Cryptosporidium. The primary symptom is watery diarrhea, often with other signs of GI distress. Illness is typically self-limited in immunocompetent patients but can be persistent and severe in those with AIDS. Diagnosis is by identification of the organism or antigen in stool. Treatment, when necessary, is with nitazoxanide.  (+ info)

Wear was the disease Cryptosporidiosis found?


Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium. Once an animal or person is infected, the parasite lives in the intestine and passes in the stool. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants. Both the disease and the parasite are commonly known as "Crypto."

Cryptosporidiosis was first recognized in 1907 by Edward Tyzzer in the gastric glands of asymptomatic laboratory mice. For nearly 50 years after Tyzzer's initial discovery the protozoan was considered a benign commensal organism. It was not until 1955, when Cryptosporidiosis was discovered in fowl with fatal enteritis that the protozoan was considered a parasite.

During the past two decades, Crypto has become recognized as one of the most common causes of waterborne disease (recreational water and drinking water) in humans in the United States. The parasite is found in every region of the United States and throughout the world.

Cryptosporidium is found in soil, food, water, or surfaces that have been contaminated with infected human or animal feces. A person becomes infected by swallowing Cryptosporidium parasites.

Since the 1970s, Cryptosporidiosis has been identified in the gastrointestinal or respiratory tract of most species of animals, including mammals, reptiles, birds and fish.

Cryptosporidiosis has now entered the forefront of public attention as it has become a lethal threat to immunosuppressed individuals. In the case of HIV, cryptosporidiosis plays the role of an opportunistic infection as it may cause severe dehydration and malnutrition, which may be fatal to the HIV positive patient.  (+ info)

tO ALL MICROBIOLOGISTS OUT THERE: Cryptosporidiosis? OR EVEN THOSE WHO KNOW?


1. occurence
2. what organism cause this
3. mechanism of pathology
4. system affected by this(organs as well)
5. morbidity rate
mortality rate

pls. help me.. i really appreciate it
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1. Occurs worldwide primarily by water or food contamination.

2. Cryptosporidium parvum.

3. The mechanism by which Cryptosporidium causes diarrhea includes a combination of increased intestinal permeability, chloride secretion, and malabsorption, which are all thought to be caused by the host response to infection. In patients who are not immunocompromised, the infection is usually limited to the small intestines. In patients with AIDS or some congenital immunodeficiencies, the biliary tract may be involved.

4. GI tract

5. Cryptosporidiosis is an important cause of persistent diarrhea in developing countries. Children with persistent diarrhea develop worsening malnutrition, which may result in cognitive and fitness problems that persist for years. Chronic cryptosporidiosis may be complicated by biliary tract disease, malabsorption, and death in AIDS patients and malnourished children.

Sorry couldn't find any specific data  (+ info)

my sister had the stomach bug cryptosporidiosis and was really sick for 3 weeks has anyone else had this virus


FYI: cryptosporidiosis is NOT a virus it is microscopic parasite. Try the CDC website for more info  (+ info)

28)a rare from of cancer that has become common among men with HIV infection is...?


a)Kaposi's sarcoma
b)Pneumocystis carinni
c)cryptosporidiosis
d)Burkitt's lymphoma
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Kaposi's sarcoma, but doing your homework here isn't going to get you through med school!  (+ info)

How long will it take me to get back to my 'normal' self?


After a 5 day hospital stay with Cryptosporidiosis and then followed by, a case of staph infection, that turned into mrsa? I was hospitalized late Janurary with Cryptosporidosis for 5 days, I had lost a lot of blood, but did not need any transfused. The Doctor said I had been very healthy before the attack, and that helped with the blood. Then about a week later I began treatment for a 'boil' that ended up a full blown case of MRSA. I am still healing from that. I get very upset, because I just can't seem to get back on my feet. I tire very easily and my body aches a lot. I eat and drink very healthy, take supplements and I am at a really good healthy weight. I just turned 49.
HELP, I am in the mist of moving a family of 5 into a new house, I only have 3.5 weeks left and I have so much work I need to do.
Are there any suggestions or is this normal to still be affected by what I had?
Thank you.
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Wow, you really had a rough go of it there. You have really been thru a lot, and I understand your wish to feel better already. It seems you are doing everything right, and the only thing I would add is stress management (ha ha with all you have going out right now) Still, try and take at least a few minutes daily for a quiet time or meditation or prayer, whatever. And yes, it is normal to still feel not as strong as you were, and it may be some weeks more before you do. Please get as much help as you can with the move, rest as able, and remember to take it one day at a time.  (+ info)

When will I feel like my 'normal' self again?


After a 5 day hospital stay with Cryptosporidiosis and then followed by, a case of staph infection, that turned into mrsa, when will I feel stronger? I was hospitalized late Janurary with Cryptosporidosis for 5 days, I had lost a lot of blood, but did not need any transfused. The Doctor said I had been very healthy before the attack, and that helped with the blood. Then about a week later I began treatment for a 'boil' that ended up a full blown case of MRSA. I am still healing from that. I get very upset, because I just can't seem to get back on my feet. I tire very easily and my body aches a lot. I eat and drink very healthy, take supplements and I am at a really good healthy weight. I just turned 49.
HELP, I am in the mist of moving a family of 5 into a new house, I only have 3.5 weeks left and I have so much work I need to do.
Are there any suggestions or is this normal to still be affected by what I had?
Thank you.
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As soon as you accept what happened. Go out in the world and do things you used to do. Hang out with friends. Have fun.  (+ info)


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