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Cryptosporidiosis: A Disease of Tropical and Remote Areas in Australia

Lal, Aparna; Cornish, Lisa; Fearnley, Emily; Glass, Kathryn; Kirk, Martyn


Cryptosporidiosis causes gastroenteritis and is transmitted to humans via contaminated water and food, and contact with infected animals and people. We analyse long-term cryptosporidiosis patterns across Australia (2001–2012) and review published Australian studies and jurisdictional health bulletins to identify high risk populations and potential risk factors for disease. Using national data on reported cryptosporidiosis, the average annual rate of reported illness was 12.8 cases per 100 000...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004078
Access Rights: Open Access


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