Preliminary investigation of a significant national Cryptosporidium exceedance in the United Kingdom, August 2023 and ongoing

Lewis Peake, Thomas Inns, Christopher Jarvis, Grace King, Hussein Rabie, Joan Henderson, Adrian Wensley, Reece Jarratt, Christopher Roberts, Christopher Williams, Oghogho Orife, Lynda Browning, Matthew Neilson, Caitlin McCarthy, Paul Millar, Nicola Love, Kristin Elwin, Guy Robinson, Trish Mannes, Nick YoungRachel Chalmers, Richard Elson, Roberto Vivancos

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Abstract

Routine laboratory surveillance has identified an unprecedented and ongoing exceedance of Cryptosporidium spp. across the United Kingdom, notably driven by C. hominis transmission, since 14 August 2023. Information from 477 reported cases in England and Wales, followed up with a standardised exposure questionnaire as of 25 September 2023, identified foreign travel in 250 (54%) of 463 respondents and swimming in 234 (66%) of 353 cases. A significant, common exposure has not yet been identified in first analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2300538
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume28
Issue number43
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Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2023

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