Communitywide Cryptosporidiosis Outbreak -- Utah, 2007

Rolfs, R. T.; Beach, M. J.; Hlavsa, M. C.; Calanan, R. M.
September 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/12/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 36, p989
The article presents a report on the communitywide cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Utah in 2007. Cryptosporidium's capacity to cause such outbreak is due to its chlorine resistance. The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has a record of 1,902 case reports of laboratory-confirmed cryptosporidiosis from June to December 2007. The median age of the patients was nine years, 32% of them were aged below five years old and 51% of patients were female.


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