cryptosporidiosis

noun
cryp·to·spo·rid·i·o·sis | \ˌkrip-tō-spȯr-ˌi-dē-ˈō-səs \
plural cryptosporidioses\ˌkrip-tō-spȯr-ˌi-dē-ˈō-ˌsēz \

Definition of cryptosporidiosis 

: infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia

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State health department data shows cryptosporidiosis cases tend to peak from July through September, aligning with the height of swim season. Agnel Philip, azcentral, "Pool season is crypto season: How to lower the odds of getting infected," 26 May 2018 In the past two years, outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease caused by the bacteria cryptosporidium, have affected hundreds of people. Agnel Philip, azcentral, "Pool season is crypto season: How to lower the odds of getting infected," 26 May 2018 As well as diarrhea, symptoms of cryptosporidiosis may include stomach cramps, dehydration, nausea and vomiting. Kate Samuelson, PEOPLE.com, "Just in Time for Water Park Season: Diarrhea Outbreaks From Dirty Pool Water Are on the Rise," 22 May 2017 Twice as many people contracted cryptosporidiosis — a type of gastrointestinal illness caused by a parasite that can lead to diarrhea that lasts for up to three weeks — in 2016 compared to 2014. Kate Samuelson, PEOPLE.com, "Just in Time for Water Park Season: Diarrhea Outbreaks From Dirty Pool Water Are on the Rise," 22 May 2017 Arizona last year reported that 352 people became sick with cryptosporidiosis from July through October, compared with no more than 62 per year from 2011 to 2015. Washington Post, "Whatever you do, don’t swallow that pool water," 21 May 2017

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First Known Use of cryptosporidiosis

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptosporidiosis

cryptosporidium + -osis

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cryptosporidiosis

noun
cryp·to·spo·rid·i·o·sis | \ˌkrip-tō-spȯr-ˌid-ē-ˈō-səs \
plural cryptosporidioses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of cryptosporidiosis 

: infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia

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