Cryptosporidium parvum

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Cryptosporidium parvum
Image of C. parvum oocysts.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Cryptosporidiidae
Genus: Cryptosporidium
Species: C. parvum
Binomial name
Cryptosporidium parvum

Cryptosporidium parvum is a protozoan parasite, is becoming a familiar cause of outbreaks of diarrhea. Is a one of several species that cause cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease of the mammalian intestinal tract.