|Document ID (ISN)||63438|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Hayes M., Cooper R.A.
||Cryptosporidiosis. Hidden in name and nature
||Aug. 1994, Vol.12, No.8, p.16-20. Illus. 14 ref.
||The nature of the human diarrhoeal disease cryptosporidiosis is explained along with the need for health education among workers. Cryptosporidiosis is caused by ingestion of oocysts of a protozoan Cryptosporidium parvum; the parasite is predominantly waterborne, but may also be transmitted from animals and other people. Since no effective vaccine is yet available and oocysts are resistant to traditional methods of water sanitation and to many disinfectants, all workers in environments subject to faecal pollution (workers in close contact with animals, water sanitation personnel) should be advised of the risks.
||protozoan infections; handling of animals; water and sanitation services; infection control
||sewage; health engineering; information of personnel; swimming pools; sewage treatment; safety and health engineering
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Water and sanitation services