Ozone Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis

O3tech 2011-1-22 14:16:00

Ozone Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis

As we know, the breakout of Cryptosporidiosis has increased public’s concerns about health risk and life quality. So, what is Cryptosporidiosis? How can we do to prevent this disease or deal with it? Maybe the following answers are helpful to you.

1.Brief Introduction

Cryptosporidiosis, also known as crypto, is a parasitic disease caused by Cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite in the phylum Apicomplexa. It affects theintestines and is typically an acute short-term infection. It is spread through the fecal-oral route, often through contaminated water; the main symptom is self-limiting diarrhea in people with intact immune systems. In immunocompromised individuals, such as AIDS patients, the symptoms are particularly severe and often fatal.

Cryptosporidium is the organism most commonly isolated in HIV-positive patients presenting with diarrhea. Treatment is symptomatic, with fluid rehydration, electrolyte correction and management of any pain. Despite not being identified until 1976, it is one of the most common waterborne diseases and is found worldwide. The parasite is transmitted by environmentally hardy microbial cysts (oocysts) that, once ingested, exist in the small intestine and result in an infection of intestinal epithelial tissue.


For a long time, there is no reliable treatment for cryptosporidium enteritis; certain agents such as paromomycin, atovaquone, nitazoxanide, and azithromycin are sometimes used, but they usually have only temporary effects.

However, more and more researches have shown that ozone treatment is the best way to deal with it. Because ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. When the immune system is overactive (as in auto-immune disease), ozone will calm it down. Conversely, when the immune system is underactive as in chronic infections, ozone will stimulate it. The efficiency of ozone treatment largely depends on the ozone concentration of ozone generators. O3 Tech ozone generators can meet this requirement, which can propose various ozone generator models according to the ozone concentration customer requires. By the way, O3 Tech also has different ozone output generators(from 1G/H to 2000G/H) for customer reference.