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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Jul 05 2019


What to Know About Pool Parasite 'Crypto' and How to Protect Yourself

With the pool-loving parasite Cryptosporidium — aka crypto — on the rise, you may be wondering if you should skip the pool this Fourth of July.After all, if you happen to swallow a bit of pool water that’s contaminated with crypto, you could have a bout of watery diarrhea for up to three weeks.The good news is that you shouldn’t have to call off your pool party.

 

 

 

However, you may want to take special precautions before you cannonball into the deep end. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which published a reportTrusted Source last week about the parasite.Between 2009 and 2017, researchers identified 444 outbreaks resulting in 7,465 cases of cryptosporidiosisTrusted Source — the illness that’s triggered by the parasite.The number of cryptosporidiosis outbreaks grew by about 13 percent each year, according to the report.

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