Cryptosporidium is a parasite that is contracted through animal feces. Also called Beaver Feaver. Pretty awesome stuff. A town nearby had a problem with their water filtration plant and had a huge outbreak of it. In a sick twist of fate my family and I were returning home from a trip and stopped to get a bite to eat. This was before the outbreak had been recognized. For some reason I decided not to get a coke (the only one in my family). Worst decision I've ever made. So remember.... When stopping in small towns with poor water filtration plants, always get a coke.