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Disease Name: Crypto


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Please review the Idaho Reportable Disease Rules (IDAPA 16.02.10) for the most up-to-date information.

Parasites- Cryptosporidium: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/gen_info/infect.html


Overview / Case Definition

A gastrointestinal illness characterized by diarrhea and one or more of the following: diarrhea duration of 72 hours or more, abdominal cramping, vomiting, or anorexia.


Restrictions

Restrictions - Daycare Facility

A fecally incontinent person excreting Cryptosporidium must not attend a daycare facility. A person excreting Cryptosporidium must not provide personal care in a daycare facility, unless an exemption is obtained from the Department or Health District. This restriction will be withdrawn when: a. At least two (2) successive fecal specimens collected at least twenty-four (24) hours apart fail to show Cryptosporidium upon testing by a licensed laboratory; or b. Diarrhea has ceased for twenty-four (24) hours.

Restrictions - Food Service Facility

A symptomatic person excreting Cryptosporidium is restricted from working as a food employee.  Restrictions are listed in the Idaho Food Code. Employees with vomiting or diarrhea are excluded from working until asymptomatic for at least 24 hours or medically cleared.

Restrictions - Health Care Facility

A person excreting Cryptosporidium must not provide personal care in a custodial institution, or health care facility while fecally incontinent, unless an exemption is obtained from the Department or Health District. This restriction will be withdrawn when: a. At least two (2) successive fecal specimens collected at least twenty-four (24) hours apart fail to show Cryptosporidium upon testing by a licensed laboratory; or b. Diarrhea has ceased for twenty-four (24) hours.


Reporting

Within 3 working days

Reportable by Healthcare and Labs:

Reportable by Food Service Facility:

Suspect Reportable:

Reporting Timeframe: Within 3 working days



Diagnosis / Testing

Evidence of Cryptosporidium organisms or DNA in stool, intestinal fluid, tissue samples, biopsy specimens, or other biological sample by certain laboratory methods with a high positive predictive value (PPV), e.g.,


Treatment

CDC guide to water filters: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/gen_info/filters.html


Additional Information

Parasites- Cryptosporidium: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/gen_info/infect.html


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