cryp·​to·​spo·​rid·​i·​o·​sis | \ ˌkrip-tō-spȯr-ˌi-dē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce cryptosporidiosis (audio) \
plural cryptosporidioses\ ˌkrip-​tō-​spȯr-​ˌi-​dē-​ˈō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce cryptosporidiosis (audio) \

Definition of cryptosporidiosis

: infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia

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Recent Examples on the Web Following these precautions can reduce both your own risk of contracting cryptosporidiosis and help prevent the spread of the disease to others. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "CDC Warns of Swimming Pool Parasite “Crypto” Ahead of July 4th Holiday," 1 July 2019 Symptoms of cryptosporidiosis usually start to occur within about two to 10 days after acquiring the infection, according to the CDC., "Crypto: Health authorities warn against microscopic parasite that lives in pools, water parks," 1 July 2019 From 2009 to 2017, Kentucky had 869 total reported cases of cryptosporidiosis, according to the commonwealth's Department of Public Health. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "There may be a fecal-borne disease in your pool this summer. How to protect yourself," 10 Dec. 2018 Changing temperature and rainfall patterns allow some insects spread farther and transmit malaria, dengue, Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Waterborne cholera and cryptosporidiosis increase with drought and flooding. Emily Holden, Scientific American, "Climate Change Is Having Widespread Health Impacts," 16 Sep. 2019 If diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, wait two weeks after diarrhea completely stops before swimming. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Here's every Indiana county where poop-borne parasite Cryptosporidiosis has been reported," 9 July 2019 In addition, the lone death from cryptosporidiosis came in an instance in which the parasite was transmitted via a hospital setting. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "CDC releases warning for 'crypto' fecal parasite in swimming pools," 1 July 2019 Most people who get cryptosporidiosis only get a mild form of the illness. Maggie O'neill,, "Cryptosporidiosis Is An Illness Spread by Contaminated Pool Water—Here's What You Need to Know," 28 June 2019 Chemically treated waters like pools are a common point of exposure to Cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite that can cause a gastrointestinal disease called cryptosporidiosis when ingested. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Your Summer Beach Trip Could Put You at Risk of Getting Sick. Here's What You Need to Know," 24 July 2019

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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cryp·​to·​spo·​rid·​i·​o·​sis | \ ˌkrip-tō-spȯr-ˌid-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce cryptosporidiosis (audio) \
plural cryptosporidioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce cryptosporidiosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryptosporidiosis

: infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia

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