Document Type

Other

Publication Date

10-1-1998

Keywords

cryptosporidiosis, prevention, health issues, bovine

Extension Number

ExEx 14053

Department

Consumer Sciences

Description

Cryptosporidiosis (crypto), a disease affecting both animals and humans, is caused by the organism Cryptosporidium. This is not a bacteria or virus but a group of parasitic protozoans (single-celled organisms that live off other organisms). There are several species of Cryptosporidium, most of which infect only specific species of animals.

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