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    subterfugee Xann's Avatar
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    Default CDC Warns Swimmers of Pool Poopers Following Increase in Parasite Outbreaks

    The CDC has warned swimmers about pool water contaminated by people pooping in them following an increase in cases of a parasitic infection.

    CNN reports that cases of a parasitic diarrhea-causing infection linked to pools in the United States have doubled between 2014 and 2016 according to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued by the CDC. Michele Hlavsa, chief of the CDC’s Healthy Swimming Program, stated in an email, “Cryptosporidium is a germ that can make people sick with diarrhea for up to three weeks.” The parasite can be spread by the feces of an infected person.
    The CDC received reports of as many as 32 outbreaks linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds in 2016. In comparison, there were only 16 reports in 2014. In Ohio, nearly 2000 people became sick due to being infected by cryptosporidium or “crypto.” Symptoms of the infection include watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting....
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    I guess I'll stick to the adult lap pool.
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    Wonder if this has anything to do with the infant swimming trend/fad that's been around for around a decade?
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