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2002 Oregon CD Statistics: Cryptosporidiosis

 



Cryptosporidiosis is a relatively common parasitic infection that sometimes causes symptoms of watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Diagnosed infections typically last 12 weeks in immunocompetent persons, but may be unusually protracted. Infections can be difficult to control among the immunocompromised, notably AIDS patients. Repeated studies suggest that the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among young children, particular those in large child-care facilities, is surprisingly high.

Given the number of asymptomatic and undiagnosed infections, surveillance data can be difficult to interpret, although they have been used to identify a number of outbreaks over the years, most commonly child-care or water-associated (both drinking and recreational). Nothing much exciting happened with crypto in 2002. Theoretical concerns about the possibility of crypto transmission in unfiltered drinking water are leading a number of communities, including Portland, to consider very expensive changes to routine treatment methods.

Cryptosporidiosis by Year
Cryptosporidiosis by Onset Month
Cryptosporidiosis by Age and Sex
Cryptosporidiosis: Oregon vs. Nationwide
Cryptosporidiosis by County
AIDS
Campylobacteriosis
Chlamydiosis
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Escherichia coli O157 infection
Giardiasis
Gonorrhea
Haemophilus influenzae infection
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B (acute)
Hepatitis B (chronic)
Lyme Disease
Malaria
Measles
Meningococcal disease
Pertussis
Salmonellosis
Shigellosis
Early Syphilis
Tuberculosis
Tularemia
Yersiniosis

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