Impact of the COVID-19 restrictions on the epidemiology of < em > Cryptosporidium < /em > spp. in England and Wales, 2015-2021: a time series analysis

Conclusion. C. hominis cases almost entirely ceased post-restrictions implementation, reinforcing that foreign travel seeds infections. C. parvum incidence fell sharply but recovered post-restrictions implementation, consistent with relaxation of restrictions. Future exceedance reporting for C. hominis should exclude the post-restriction implementation period but retain it for C. parvum (except the first 6 weeks post-restrictions implementation). Infection prevention and control advice should be improved for people with gastrointestinal illness (GI) symptoms to ensure hand hygiene and swimming pool avoidance.PMID:37288574 | DOI:10.1099/jmm.0.001693
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research