Question of the Day – Tuesday August 13, 2019

Question – What are the primary causes for outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis in the US?



Answer – According to the cited MMWR article, “Leading causes include swallowing contaminated water in pools or water playgrounds, contact with infected cattle, and contact with infected persons in child care settings.” (Gharpure R et al. Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks- United States, 2009-2017 MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:568-572. DOI: