People swimming at MHS pool possibly exposed to diarrhea-causing parasite


SUSAN — MEANWHILE. A DIFFERENT WARNING IS COMING FROM PUBLIC HEALTH MADISON AND DANE COUNTY. PEOPLE WHO USED THE MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL POOL COULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO A PARASITE THAT CAUSES DIARRHEA. ERIC — THE INFECTION CAN LIVE IN THE POOL FOR UP TO 11 DAYS. OUR JENNA MIDDAUGH IS HERE TO TELL US MORE. OFFICIALS SAY THE MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL POOL IS SAFE NOW, BUT IF YOU USED IT BETWEEN FEBRUARY 8TH AND FEBRUARY 19TH, THERE’S A POSSIBILITY YOU COULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO CRYPTO. 13;03 – we don’t want anyone with diarrhea swimming in pool water 13;05. 2 VO TRACK CRYPTOSPORIDIUM IS A GERM THAT CAUSES DIARRHEA, AND IT’S SPREAD BY SWALLOWING CONTAMINATED WATER. 2 SOTW2 42 chlorine does not kill crypto in the water immediately 10;38. 3 VO TRACK LAST MONTH, PUBLIC HEALTH – MADISON AND DANE COUNTY RECEIVED A REPORT THAT SOMEONE INFECTED WITH CRYPTO SWAM IN THE MIDDLETON-CROSS PLAINS AREA POOL. 3 SOTW4 42 this isn’t an outbreak at the pool, it’s just a notice to be aware and to remind people not to swim in the pool when they have diarrhea 12;41. 4 VO TRACK BECAUSE OF ITS TOUGH OUTER SHELL, CRYPTO CAN LIVE IN CHLORINATED POOLS FOR UP TO 11 DAYS. TO BE CAUTIOUS, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SENT OUT A NOTICE TELLING PEOPLE WHO SWAM AT THE POOL BETWEEN FEBRUARY 8 AND 19TH TO WATCH FOR SYMPTOMS. 4 SOTW6 43 12;50 – we want people to be aware of their risk and to seek medical attention if they are experiencing diarrhea themselves 12;57.’ 1 VO TRACK THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE POOL WAS EVER CONTAMINATED WITH CRYPTO, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE USE THE POOL, SO THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL EXPOSURE. 1 SOTW8 43 16;43 the biggest thing that took place there during that time period was we held a division 1 sectional diving and swimming meet involving I believe, 8-10 teams, so about 400 athletes. So we notified each school about the fact that something may have happened and that they should be aware of it. 17;00 . 2 VO TRACK THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS SO FAR, NO ONE ELSE HAS COME FORWARD WITH SYMPTOMS. 2 SOTW10 42 knock on wood, fingers crossed, we won’t be hearing from anybody else having any issues 19;00 PUBLIC HEALTH MADISON-DANE COUNTY SAYS IF YOU SWAM IN THE POOL BETWEEN THE 8TH AND 19TH OF FEBRUARY AND HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF DIARRHEA, NASEAU, VOMITING OR CRAMPS — JENNA — CALL YOUR DOCTOR AND TELL THEM YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO CRYPTO. ERIC — OUR JENNA MIDDAUGH REPORTING IN THE STUDIO. THANK YOU.

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