Diarrheal disease of debilitated or immunodeficient foals, caused by a protozoan, Cryptosporidium parvum.
a disease caused by the protozoan Cryptosporidium parvum, which is most commonly transmitted to humans by contact with animal feces, ingestion of contaminated food or water, or oral-anal sexual contact.
Caused by the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum, found in the intestines of animals. May be transmitted to humans by direct contact with an infected animal, by eating contaminated food, or by drinking contaminated water. The parasite grows in the intestines and may cause severe chronic diarrhoea in people with advanced HIV disease.