CDC Warns Swimmers of Crypto Parasite

@LindaOHio (99577)
United States
July 1, 2019 5:03pm CST
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has warned swimmers about a parasite, Crpto (Cryptosporidium) present in pools and waterparks. It is a fecal parasite that can live in the water for days and is resistant to chlorine and some chemicals. It can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that can last for weeks. It can also cause fever, stomach pain, dehydration and weight loss. The young, the old and those with a compromised immune system are most at risk. Symptoms appear 2-10 days after being infected. The most common cause is from swallowing pool water. Livestock can also be infected, so be sure to wash your children's hands and your own with soap and water, not hand sanitizers, after handling livestock at a zoo or county fair. It looks like I'm going to have to post my annual article about swimming in stagnant pond water again because this is a hot summer and one that welcomes infection. Thank you for stopping by and reading this cautionary post. Photo Credit: Pixabay
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@sharon6345 (319269)
• United States
1 Jul 19
When there is a warning about the bath water I will be on high alert. This makes me happy to not be in community water.
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@LindaOHio (99577)
• United States
1 Jul 19
Yes, more and more it's getting risky.
@sharon6345 (319269)
• United States
1 Jul 19
@LindaOHio I can understand since not everyone is bathing body and hands.
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@sophie09 (34787)
• Indonesia
2 Jul 19
wow i should be the one thanking you, for sharing this because i love reading.
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@1hopefulman (45458)
• Canada
2 Jul 19
So we can't swim in freshwater or pools. Should we give up swimming all-together?
@CarolDM (187742)
• United States
2 Jul 19
Very scary out there for the summer.
• Leesburg, Georgia
1 Jul 19
It is so important to be careful and take caution.
@1creekgirl (32669)
• United States
1 Jul 19
Thanks for the info. It's really scary.
@dya80dya (26665)
1 Jul 19
It's dangerous to use pools.