‘Tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in Canadian Arctic

Posted by on April 28, 2016 2:28 pm
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An outbreak of an intestinal parasite common in the tropics, known as Cryptosporidium, has been identified for the first time in the Arctic. The discovery was made in Nunavik, Quebec. The discovery could have long-term implications for the health of children in Nunavik and Nunavut’s communities.

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