Drinking Water Quality

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Drinking Water Quality Reports up tp 2014 (Cavan County Council)

 

 

General Information on Drinking Water

Drinking water parameters

Cryptosporidium

What is cryptosporidium?

Cryptosporidium is a parasitic cyst (oocyst) causing a diarrheal illness called cryptosporidiosis found in humans, farm animals, pets, birds and fish. Cryptosporidium multipliesin the gastrointestinal tract of the host and tiny cryptosporidium oocysts are excretedin very large numbers in the faeces.

What are the main symptoms of cryptosporidiosis?

Symptoms of cryptosporidiosis include watery diarrhoea, stomach cramps, upset stomach and a mildfever. Some people have no symptoms of cryptosporidiosis. Symptoms of cryptosporidiosis can appear two to ten days after someone becomes infected by cryptosporidium and it usually lasts for about two weeks. Cryptosporidium may still be passed in faeces for up to two months and symptoms of cryptosporidiosis will probably be more severe if you have a weaker immune system.

Cavan County Council does not routinely monitor for Cryptosporidium, but does monitor when required under guidance from the HSE.