What is cryptosporidium?
Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite – a single-celled organism that causes gastroenteritis (or gastro). The parasite lives in the bowel of humans, pets, wild and farm animals and the infection causes diarrhoea, stomach cramps, fever and vomiting – which can last for several weeks.
Sources & Citations
- Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Gastroenteritis - cryptosporidiosis. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/gastroenteritis-cryptosporidiosis (accessed 25 October 2018).
SPANZ.SAPAS.18.10.0375 - Date of preparation October 2018Show All