Kurt J. Huebner huebner at
Fri Nov 24 09:36:14 EST 1995

Bernard "Butch" Garcia (aswang at wrote:
: Can anyone tell me, what is the size of Cryptosporidium in microns? And
: whether a ceramic 1 micron filter remove Cryptosporidium, if it is
: found in the water?

: Thanks,
: Butch

Cryptosporidium parvum is an average of five microns.  I have used
Millipore type filtration to remove the oocysts in the past and found it
to be effective. A one micron filter should be more than adequate to your 


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