Tuesday, 08 July 2008
This leaflet provides information for food business operators in the event of a boil water notice for Cryptosporidium
What is it?
Cryptosporidium is a parasite which causes cryptosporidiosis — a common form of gastroenteritis, particularly in young children. The disease in humans is commonly caused by the species C. hominis and C. parvum. Watery diarrhoea is the most common symptom of cryptosporidiosis, but symptoms can be severe in people with weakened immune systems.