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Cryptosporidium: Still Open Scenarios

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Department of Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Unit of Microbiology and Diagnostic Immunology, Unit of Microbiomics, 00146 Rome, Italy
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Department of Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Unit of Microbiology and Diagnostic Immunology, Unit of Microbiomics and Multimodal Laboratory Medicine Research Area, Unit of Human Microbiome, 00146 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editor: Junhua Wang
Pathogens 2022, 11(5), 515; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens11050515
Received: 8 March 2022 / Revised: 20 April 2022 / Accepted: 23 April 2022 / Published: 26 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intestinal Parasites Infection)
Cryptosporidiosis is increasingly identified as a leading cause of childhood diarrhea and malnutrition in both low-income and high-income countries. The strong impact on public health in epidemic scenarios makes it increasingly essential to identify the sources of infection and understand the transmission routes in order to apply the right prevention or treatment protocols. The objective of this literature review was to present an overview of the current state of human cryptosporidiosis, reviewing risk factors, discussing advances in the drug treatment and epidemiology, and emphasizing the need to identify a government system for reporting diagnosed cases, hitherto undervalued. View Full-Text
Keywords: Cryptosporidium; zoonosis; humans; animals; transmission; epidemiology; treatment; drug; vaccine Cryptosporidium; zoonosis; humans; animals; transmission; epidemiology; treatment; drug; vaccine
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