Food Standards Agency
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Increase in cryptosporidiosis cases

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is currently investigating a recent increase in cases of cryptosporidiosis. No source for these has been identified although the Food Standards Agency is contributing to the HPA led multi-agency investigation.

Cryptosporidiosis is caused by a parasite called cryptosporidium. The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can range from mild to severe.

There are a number of potential sources, which include consumption of contaminated water or food.

Further information is available on the HPA website at the link below.

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