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FAQ

What are the symptoms of cryptosporidium?

Page last updated 28 February 2019

The symptoms of cryptosporidium appear around one to 12 days after infection and may include:

  • Watery diarrhoea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Fever.

While symptoms resolve in most people, it can be a serious illness for people with weakened immune systems.

Sources & Citations

  1. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Gastroenteritis - cryptosporidiosis. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/gastroenteritis-cryptosporidiosis (accessed 25 October 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.10.0375 - Date of preparation October 2018