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Controlling Cryptosporidium in the environment
  1. Beth Wells, BSc, GI Biol, PhD
  1. Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PZ, UK
  1. e-mail: beth.wells{at}


Cryptosporidium is a zoonotic pathogen which can affect livestock, wild animals and people. If public water supplies become contaminated with the parasite, it can pose a public health risk. Recently, Beth Wells and colleagues from the Moredun Research Institute undertook a study looking at Cryptosporidium transmission in Glenlivet, Scotland. The project provided an example of how the health of livestock, wild animals, the environment and people intersect

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