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What is the mode of transmission for toxoplasmosis?

consuming contaminated food or water with oocysts consuming meat containing tissue cyst tranplacental transmission to a baby from an infected mother organ or bone marrow transplantation blood transfusion contaminated items or environment with oocysts inhalation of an oocyst Full Answer

What was the Milwaukee outbreak?

In Spring of 1993 there was a widespread outbreak of diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, and dehydration among Milwaukee residents. Cryptosporidium oocysts passed through the filtration system and was identified in the water from the Howard Avenue Water Purification Plant. An… Full Answer

Is chlorine effective against all the disease causing agents?

Free chlorine is effective against all pathogenic contaminants when added to water in high concentrations and provided a long enough contact time. However, at practical concentrations free chlorine is ineffective in dis-activating protozoa, particularly Cryptosporidium, Parvum oocysts and Giardia lamblia… Full Answer