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Cryptosporidiosis infections spike during summer swim season

Key clinical point: Outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have continued to rise in the United States over the past decade.

Major finding: The most common venues for cryptosporidiosis outbreaks were pools and water parks (35%), cattle exposure (15%), and child care settings (13%).

Study details: The data come from a review of 444 cryptosporidiosis outbreaks including 7,465 cases reported by 40 states and Puerto Rico between 2009 and 2017.

Disclosures: The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Gharpure R et al. MMWR. 2019 June 28. 68:568-72.