The number of Cryptosporidium outbreaks involving an agency of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) increased in 2023.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) assisted with investigations into seven Cryptosporidium parvum outbreaks linked to an animal origin. Five were in England and two were in

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Researchers have shared findings from Cryptosporidium surveillance in Sweden from 2018 to 2022.

A national microbiological surveillance program was implemented in 2018 to increase knowledge of the molecular epidemiology of human cryptosporidiosis to better understand transmission patterns and potential sources.

Cryptosporidium-positive fecal and DNA samples from domestically acquired infections were

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Public health officials in Sweden are investigating an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infections.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) said it was trying to find the source of the outbreak caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes cryptosporidiosis.

Since mid-December 2023, 68 people from 14 regions have been infected. The

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Scientists have given details about different Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, norovirus, and Cryptosporidium outbreaks in various countries.

Presentations at the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) covered outbreaks in Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Portugal.

In January 2023, after dinner at a factory in Turkey with 165 evening shift

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Irish health officials have issued a warning after recording a rise in cryptosporidium infections in people returning from abroad.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland said increased levels of cryptosporidiosis have been reported from areas of Spain, including Salou in Catalonia, in the past month. A parasite causes the

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The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating a statewide outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis associated with exposure to petting zoo livestock at the New Mexico State Fair, which took place from September 7-17, 2023.

 There have been three patients with laboratory-confirmed Cryptosporidiosis infections and an additional 15 clinically compatible cases

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Federal public health officials have begun an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections but have not yet identified a source.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the outbreak yesterday afternoon, saying that 64 people have been confirmed infected so far. The agency did not release any patient information

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More than 450 people have been sickened in a Spanish town after drinking and using contaminated water.

Public health officials in Tarazona, in the province of Zaragoza, reported 452 illnesses since early September. Most patients have had a mild illness with symptoms including diarrhea, sometimes vomiting, and a fever.


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