Scientists in the United Kingdom have reported an ongoing nationwide increase in cases of cryptosporidiosis.

The rise in infections was first noted in August and is mainly due to Cryptosporidium Hominis, although there are also hundreds of Cryptosporidium parvum cases.

There have been 2,411 laboratory confirmed cases in the UK with 2,032 in England, 163 in Wales, 127 in Scotland and 89 in Northern Ireland from mid-August to early October.

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