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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Diarrhea outbreaks linked to swimming pools on the rise in US | Fox News

Before you dive into the pool this summer, consider this: Health officials are warning that outbreaks of diarrhea caused by swallowing pool water containing parasites have doubled in the last few years.

The parasite, named Cryptosporidium or Crypto, is difficult to kill and caused at least 32 outbreaks in swimming pools or water parks in 2016 compared with just 16 in 2014. It's the most common cause of diarrhea outbreaks linked with swimming facilities because it can survive up to 10 days in chlorinated water, Reuters reported. An infected person can battle symptoms including stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, nausea or vomiting for up to three weeks.


http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/05/19/diarrhea-outbreaks-linked-to-swimming-pools-on-rise-in-us.html

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