Cryptosporidium is a parasitic infection of the bowel causing diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It commonly affects children although adults may also become infected.
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The illness usually occurs within 2–5 days of infection but it can be up to 10 days before the symptoms appear.
If you report your infection, the council’s investigating officer will give you a more general leaflet on infection control.