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 cryptosporidioses (audio) \

Definition of cryptosporidiosis

: infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia

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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 Places to beat the heat: List of Indianapolis-area pools and splash pads Officials also warn that children are both the most at-risk of contracting, and passing, cryptosporidiosis. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "A poop-borne parasite that spreads through pool water is in Marion County," 1 June 2017 La Susa and her colleagues assisted with several huge stories, such as the 1993 Milwaukee cryptosporidiosis outbreak. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eileen La Susa, the wife of Wauwatosa Alderman Ernst-Ulrich Franzen and a former media professional, has died," 16 July 2019 Between 2009 and 2017, there were 444 cryptosporidiosis outbreaks reported in 40 states and Puerto Rico. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "CDC issues warning on 'crypto' fecal parasite that can live for days in swimming pools," 30 June 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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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 cryptosporidioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryptosporidiosis

: infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia

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