Cryptosporidiosis is caused by a parasite and is spread via the fecal-oral route (such as not washing hands after using the washroom), drinking or swimming in contaminated water, person-to-person contact, and animal-to-human contact.
The most common symptom of cryptosporidiosis is diarrhea but other signs and symptoms can be present as well.
Probable and confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health; Population Estimates, IntelliHealth, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care , extracted April 17, 2015 by Niagara Region Public Health. Ontario data: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Integrated Public Health System database, extracted by Public Health Ontario [April 20, 2015].
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