Den (dewhitton) wrote,

Supercalifragilistic Cryptoporidiosis

What is cryptosporidiosis?

Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium.
Once an animal or person is infected, the parasite lives in the
intestine and passes in the stool. The parasite is protected by an
outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods
of time and makes it very resistant to chlorine- based disinfectants.
Both the disease and the parasite are commonly known as "crypto."

What are the symptoms of cryptosporidiosis?

The most common symptom of cryptosporidiosis is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms include:
  • Dehydration
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Some people with crypto will have no symptoms at all. While the small intestine is the site most commonly affected , Cryptosporidium infections could possibly affect other areas of the digestive or the respiratory tract .

From the CDC web page.

Symptoms last 1 to 2 weeks. I noticed I felt a little off this morning. I'm still having bouts of Oh Jeez I Have To Go To The Toilet This Instant so the crypto is sending me through the feel good/feel crap cycle, the little buggers. Hopefully iy'll be out of my system by Christmas.

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