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Don't Swallow the Water


It's pool season, beware of parasites

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that outbreaks of a diarrhea-causing infection doubled in pools and water playgrounds in the United States from 2014-16. CNN says the parasite is called Cryptosporidium or 'Crypto', and it could make people sick for three weeks. The CDC reported 16 outbreaks in
2014 and 32 in 2016. Ohio reported 2,000 cases of people sick with 'crypto' last year. To protect yourself and your kids, avoid swallowing pool water and don't buy pool toys that encourage swallowing pool water. 

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