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20% Of Census Areas Detected Cryptosporidium Infection Over The Last 10 Years.

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The data's included in a nationwide analysis into the bug, which causes gasto-intestinal issues.

One in five Census areas detected infection cases caused by cryptosporidium over 10 years.

The Irish Times reports just over 3,400 out of 18,600 localities saw illnesses due to the common water-based parasite.

The data's included in a nationwide analysis into the bug, which causes gasto-intestinal issues.

Symptoms include weight loss, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and fever.

Dr. Michelle Minihan is a Senior Inspector at the Office of Environmental Enforcement at the EPA.

She joined Clem Ryan on Monday's edition of the programme

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