According to experts at the Centers for Disease Control, crypto can be spread by:

  • Putting something in your mouth or accidentally swallowing something that has come in contact with the stool of a person or animal infected with crypto.
  • Swallowing recreational water.
  • Eating uncooked food contaminated with crypto.
  • Swallowing water or beverages contaminated by stool from infected humans or animals.
  • By touching your mouth with contaminated hands. Contamination occurs through a variety of activities, including touching surfaces (for example, toys, bathroom fixtures, changing tables, diaper pails) that have been tainted by stool from an infected person; changing diapers; caring for an infected person; and handling an infected cow or calf.