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Document ID (ISN)63438
CIS number 94-2108
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hayes M., Cooper R.A.
Title Cryptosporidiosis. Hidden in name and nature
Bibliographic information Aug. 1994, Vol.12, No.8, p.16-20. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protozoan infections; handling of animals; water and sanitation services; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) sewage; health engineering; information of personnel; swimming pools; sewage treatment; safety and health engineering
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Livestock rearing
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Water and sanitation services