What are the symptoms of cryptosporidium?
The symptoms of cryptosporidium appear around one to 12 days after infection and may include:
- Watery diarrhoea
- Abdominal cramps
While symptoms last around 1-3 weeks in most people, it can be a serious illness for people with weakened immune systems.
Sources & Citations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parasites – Cryptosporidium (also known as “Crypto”). General Information for the Public. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/general-info.html (accessed 11 June 2020).
- Better Health Channel. Gastroenteritis – cryptosporidiosis. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/gastroenteritis-cryptosporidiosis?viewAsPdf=true (accessed 11 June 2020).
MAT-AU-2000155 - Date of preparation June 2020Show All