Medical research

Treatment for common cause of diarrhea more promising

One of the most common causes of diarrhea worldwide—accounting for millions of cases and tens of thousands of deaths, mostly of small children—is the parasite Cryptosporidium. Doctors can treat children with Cryptosporidium ...

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Scientists expose hidden risks of diarrhoeal disease

A rapidly evolving new subspecies of the cryptosporidium parasite—a leading cause of diarrhoeal disease in children worldwide—has been revealed by scientists at the University of East Anglia.

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CDC IDs outbreak trends tied to treated recreational water

(HealthDay)—Outbreaks associated with treated recreational water with confirmed infectious etiology are usually caused by Cryptosporidium, Legionella, or Pseudomonas, according to research published in the May 18 issue ...

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A 'tropical' parasitic disease emerges in the Canadian Arctic

An outbreak of an intestinal parasite common in the tropics, known as Cryptosporidium, has been identified for the first time in the Arctic. The discovery was made in Nunavik, Quebec, by a team from the Research Institute ...

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Time to tackle cryptosporidiosis: Scientists call for crypto cure

A recent study involving more than 22,000 children in Africa and Asia revealed that the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium is one of four pathogens responsible for the largest part of severe diarrhea in infants and toddlers.