Last updated on 1 June 2012
Increase in cryptosporidiosis cases
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is currently investigating a recent increase in cases of cryptosporidiosis. No source for these has been identified although the Food Standards Agency is contributing to the HPA led multi-agency investigation.
Cryptosporidiosis is caused by a parasite called cryptosporidium. The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can range from mild to severe.
There are a number of potential sources, which include consumption of contaminated water or food.
Further information is available on the HPA website at the link below.