USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Read publications and/or abstracts on the topic; also see citations of older documents.

Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

"Conducts research for the understanding of how pathogens are disseminated on farms, in the environment, and to food products, and for the development of methods to detect, characterize and mitigate contamination to prevent foodborne illnesses."

Atlas of Protozoan Parasites in Animal Tissue

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

To facilitate identification through illustration, provides a brief description of parasites, hosts, transmission, and the pathogenesis of protozoans and includes simplified life-cycle drawings.


DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Includes information on the organism's biology, its risks and prevention and control.

Cryptosporidium in Water Supplies

Drinking Water Inspectorate (United Kingdom).

"The Third Report of the Expert Group on Cryptosporidium in Water Supplies, sometimes referred to as the 'Bouchier Report' after the Group's Chairman, Professor Ian Bouchier, was published in 1998 by the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate."

Chlorine Disinfection of Recreational Water for Cryptosporidium parvum

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A dispatch from the CDC with many references.

Waste lagoon Cryptosporidium: A Waterborne Pathogen (PDF | 170 KB)

Cornell University

A fact sheet in question and answer format produced by Cornell Cooperative Extension and sponsored by the USDA Working Group on Water Quality.

Scientist Cryptosporidium Research

Kansas State University. Division of Biology.

Lists publications from Kansas State covering biochemistry, molecular biology and related topics.

Guidance for People with Severely Weakened Immune Systems (PDF | 20.37 KB)

Environmental Protection Agency

Outlines special public health needs and precautions relating to Cryptosporidium for HIV/AIDS, cancer and transplant patients taking immunosuppressive drugs, and people born with a weakened immune system.

Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule

Environmental Protection Agency

"The Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule improves control of microbial contaminants, particularly Cryptosporidium, in systems using surface water, or ground water under the direct influence of surface water, that serve 10,000 or more persons. The rule builds upon the treatment technique requirements of the Surface Water Treatment Rule."