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2013 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Among Responders to a Rollover Truck Carrying Calves, Kansas

In April 2013 an outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis occurred among emergency responders to a tractor-trailer rollover. On March 10, 2013 a truck carrying approximately 350 preweaned Holstein calves overturned in a snowstorm near Colby, Kansas. Because of the very young age of the calves and the injuries and stress resulting from the rollover, most calves that survived the crash has to be carried by responders onto cattle trailers. Six cases of cryptosporidiosis were identified among 15 responders. Disease was associated with carrying calves and contact with fecal matter.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2013
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Kansas
  • Organism(s):
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Animal contact
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Highway
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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