WARNING: Parasite ‘Crypto Could Be In Your Swimming Pool, CDC Says


TIME IN WATER. I’LL BE OFF A CLIFF SOMEWHERE? GOOD FOR HER. WITH THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND A DAY AWAY, THE POOLS WILL BE OPENING SOON. CDC IS ALERTING FAMILIES ABOUT POTENTIAL DANGER IN SOME POOLS, BACTERIA THAT’S DIFFICULT TO CONTROL EVEN WITH CHLORINE. HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIE STAHL HAS DETAILS IN OUR EINSTEIN HEALTHCARE SCIENCE CENTER REPORT. THIS ONE — LITTLE SUMMERTIME CREEPINESS BUT, OUTBREAKS OF A PARASITIC INFECTION, LINKED TO SWIMMING POOLS, AND WATER PLAYGROUNDS, ARE INCREASINGLY BEING REPORTED TO THE CDC. IT SICKENS ALMOST 750,000 PEOPLE EACH YEAR. FUN IN THE POOL, BUT COULD BE SOMETHING LURKING IN THE WATT THEIR CAN MAKE YOU SICK FOR WEEKS. CRAMP, DIARRHEA — ALL SORT OF BACTERIA, EVEN FECAL MATTER SWIMMING IN THE WATT KERR USUALLY BE WIPED OUT WITH NORMAL LEVELS OF CHLORINE, BUT NOW, THE CDC IS WORRIED ABOUT A PARASITE CALLED CRIPT TOW HARDER TO KILL. WITHIN A MINUTE OR LESS, CRIPT TOW CAN LAST UP TO TEN DAYS. CRIPT TOW IS SPREAD THROUGH HUMAN FECES, THE CDC SAYS OUTBREAKS OF CRIPT TOW DOUBLED RECENTLY, WITH 32 OUTBREAKS LAST YEAR, LINKED TO SWIMMING POOLS, AND WATER PLAYGROUNDS. IF YOU DO HAVE A POOL THAT IS INFECTED LIKE THE CDC HAS BEEN FINDING, YOU HAVE TO SUPER COLOR END ATE THE POOL. THEY RECOMMEND CLOSING THE POOL, TREAT WITHING HIGH LEVELS OF CHLORINE, CALLED HYPO COLOR ENATION, WHEN RESPONDING TO CRIPTO OUTBREAK. NOW THE CDC HAS SOME NEW SCIENCE CALLED CRYPTO NET, FINGERPRINTING SYSTEM, FOR ILLNESS THAT IS ARE CAUSED BY A PARASITE. THAT’S NOW A WAY THAT THE BACTERIA CAN BE TRACKED, FOR OUTBREAKS. THIS CAN BE SPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR CHILDREN. YES. SO THE WARNING TO KIDS: KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLOSED IN THE POOL. NO SWALLOWING THE POOL WATER. GOT THAT RIGHT. JUST GOOD —

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