What is Cryptosporidium?
|Crypto is a common cyst like Giardia. It was not identified until the 1980's. In 1996, the Safe Drinking Water Act was updated to require Crypto removal from munisiple drinking water. It is estimated that Cryptosporidium is present in up to 90 percent of all surface water sources in America. While there is no cure, people with heakthy immune systems may recover naturally. For people with weakend immune systems (like HIV) the disease can be fatal.|