Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis.Ronald Fayer, Ed. (1997)
Recognition of cryptosporidiosis Cryptosporidiosis Definition
Cryptosporidiosis refers to infection by the sporeforming protozoan known as Cryptosporidia. Protozoa are a group of parasites that infect the human intestine, and include the better known Giardia. and the organisms associated with the disease has evolved in the past few years. Isolated observations of infections in animals have given way first to observations of occasional pathogens in immunocompromised immunocompromised /im·mu·no·com·pro·mised/ (-kom´pro-mizd) having the immune response attenuated by administration of immunosuppressive drugs, by irradiation, by malnutrition, or by certain disease processes (e.g., cancer). animals and humans, then to recognition of ubiquitous worldwide infections among large numbers of humans and animals. The literature on the subject has grown enormously as has its diversity Since the publication in 1990 of Ronald Fayer's first book, Cryptosporidiosis of Man and Animals, over 1,000 new scientific articles have been published, making it difficult for experts and others interested in this area to keep current.
The first chapter of Cryptosporidium cryptosporidium (krĭp'tōspərĭd`ēəm), genus of protozoans having at least four species; they are waterborne parasites that cause the disease cryptosporidiosis. and Cryptosporidiosis summarizes much of the data from Fayers first book on taxonomy life cycles, morphology, host species, and control methods. The chapters that follow address subject areas that have been emphasized in the scientific literature and that have aroused the greatest concern in the public health, medical, veterinary and research communities-namely, diagnosis, epidemiology, waterborne events, prevention and treatment, immunity, biochemistry cultivation, laboratory animal models, and molecular biology molecular biology, scientific study of the molecular basis of life processes, including cellular respiration, excretion, and reproduction. The term molecular biology was coined in 1938 by Warren Weaver, then director of the natural sciences program at the Rockefeller .
The book will serve as a guide for research biologists, public health workers, physicians, veterinarians Veterinarians and veterinary surgeons (vets) are medical professionals who operate exclusively on animals. Well-known and notable veterinarians include:
supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g. , and recreational water.