Cryptosporidiosis: Causes & Symptoms


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Which disinfection technique is the most effective at killing Cryptosporidium oocysts?

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1. Which staining technique makes Cryptosporidium oocysts easier to identify in feces?

2. Which method is the best for removing oocysts from municipal water treatment plants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you to learn about Cryptosporidiosis. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know the methods for removing and identifying Cryptosporidium oocysts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test your knowledge on:

  • What was caused by Cryptosporidium
  • The methods for removing oocysts from water treatment facilities
  • The staining methods for identifying oocysts
  • Ways to kill Cryptosporidium oocysts

Skills Practiced

You can also test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Cryptosporidiosium in AIDS and chemotherapy patients from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Cryptosporidium caused
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways to kill Cryptosporidium oocysts

Additional Learning

You can access more information on this topic through the lesson titled Cryptosporidiosis: Causes & Symptoms. You will find that the content in this lesson will improve your ability to:

  • Know the history of Cryptosporidiosis
  • Define key terms, such as oocyst and sporozoites
  • Understand the life cycle of Cryptosporidium
  • Identify the ways in which Cryptosporidium spreads
  • Understand treatment and prevention techniques