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J Vet Intern Med. 1997 Nov-Dec;11(6):340-3.

Nosocomial transmission of Cryptosporidium in a veterinary hospital.

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Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, USA.


An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis occurred at a veterinary hospital, involving multiple species, including humans. The index case was an infected dairy calf that presented with diarrhea. Several other cases of cryptosporidial diarrhea subsequently developed during a 1-month period. The key features of this outbreak were the multiple species affected, the increased morbidity in immunocompromised neonates, and the failure of implemented control measures to contain the disease.

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