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Definition of cryptosporidiosis in English:
noun[mass noun] Medicine
An intestinal condition caused by infection with cryptosporidium, causing diarrhoea and vomiting.
- Other common apicomplexan infections include toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis, and Texas cattle fever.
- In March, 140 people fell ill with cryptosporidiosis, an illness linked to the presence of the bacteria.
- Because most foodborne outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis are believed to have been caused by infected food handlers, more specific recommendations to avoid exposure to contaminated food cannot be made.
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