Want an edit button and other perks? Become a contributing member! Click here.

Go Back Forums > The CornSnake Forums > Health Issues/Feeding Problems
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Health Issues/Feeding Problems Anything related to general or specific health problems. Issues having to do with feeding problems or tips.

Cryptosporidium alert in England
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2008, 05:39 AM   #1
snakewispera snr
Cryptosporidium alert in England

I hope this is in the right place...If not perhaps a mod can move it....
I just caught the news, there was a warning on there about crypto in the water supply....I thought it was a good idea to post it up so you can all find out what is going on for yourselves ...Heres a link.....
BBC NEWS | England | Northamptonshire | Sickness bug found in tap water

Thats England UK
not New England USA
Old 06-25-2008, 05:52 AM   #2
It looks like its only very localised, just a few villages affected.

I don't know much about Crypto, does it come in different strands?. Or is it a case of it being more dangerous in reptiles than it is in humans? That article says it gives humans the runs, isn't it fatal in reptiles?

There's no mention of reptiles in that article at all. I hadn't considered a reptile contracting Crypto from a water source

All the best

Old 06-25-2008, 08:03 AM   #3
Please note...Their are different strands that effect different species. Crypto that effects humans does NOT effect reptiles, don't get people all in a scare that their collections are going to get infected and die.

In this thread I posted veterinarian journal articles on crypto.

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! is the largest online community dedicated to cornsnakes . Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 PM.

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.03142309 seconds with 8 queries
Copyright Rich Zuchowski/SerpenCo