our friend Fibula Mattock can tell all on the effects of Crypto doo dahh... after suffering an attack in Libya - she was really peely wally.
It's not a nice thing.
I've had a suspected attack though unable to confirm it at the time after drinking dirty water in Yugoslavia (Dubrovnik) when I went in the 80's. Was v ill, needed rehydrating, and was a mushy mess for a week, in pain and greener than a green thing. It's NASTY!
I'd been out walking, and drunk from a fountain (YES I KNOW STUPID< but it was very hot, and I was very thirsty and desperate for a drink). It was only later when I was walking the walls of the city, did I look down on the water fountain, and discover that the top (it was a HUGE drinking water fountain) was only covered by a mesh, and on top of the mesh were LOADs of bloomin pidgeons. All pooping away. I knew I would be ill. We stocked up on the minerals and rehydrating stuff. And then I was very ill for ages. YUK!
So, if it is true, I hope they can sort it out. Would not wish it on anyone.