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Cryptosporidium: Poop parasite in pools is on the rise

During the summer months many take to the local swimming pools to cool off and enjoy time with family and friends. Families may spend time teaching their youngsters the life-saving skill of swimming1 or just hours splashing around and playing games in the water. However you spend your time in or near water, you don’t have to leave with more than you arrived with.  Unfortunately, public swimming pools and hot tubs may be hotbeds of unwanted activity. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia warns children may acquire impetigo, pseudomonas dermatitis and athlete’s foot from swimming in pools. The EHA Consulting Group adds exposure to Escherichia coli, cryptosporidium (crypto) and shigella to the group.  Read more....

 

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