CDC warns pool goers of fecal parasite

[KARE 11, July 2, 2019] Health officials are asking Americans to take precautions over reports that cryptosporidium, a fecal parasite that can be transmitted via swimming pools, is on the rise. It causes cryptosporidiosis, which can leave healthy adults suffering from “profuse, watery diarrhea” for as long as three weeks. The effects can be worse for children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems. Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame, talked with KARE 11 News about how to avoid contact cryptosporidium and how to avoid spreading if you become infected.

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