Infection Crypto is on the rise in US swimming pools

Infection Crypto

People in summer move into the pools to chill out with their children and friends.

But making this decision is very dangerous think twice when entering into the public pools.

The parasitic infection cryptosporidium known as crypto is on the rise in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Crypto is the most common cause of diarrhea and occurrence linked to swimming pools or water parks because it is not easily killed by chlorine and can survive up to 10 days in properly treated water.

Water contaminated with Crypto can cause healthy people sick for up to three weeks with watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, or vomiting, and can lead to dehydration.

Normal levels of chlorine pool can destroy and kill most germs within a few minutes.

The parasite infection Crypto is highly hard to kill at normal levels of pool chemical killing bacteria.

CDC tells closing pools and treating the water with high levels of chlorine, called hyper chlorination, when responding to a diarrhea incident in the water or a Crypto rise.

The CDC has invented a tool called Crypto Net to detect the parasite.

Experts predict that this will help identify Crypto which should help identify which pools are spreading it.

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Precautions to be taken:  

Don’t swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea.

Diarrhea caused by Crypto, the effected persons have to wait until two weeks.

After recovery from illness they can continue swimming.

Don’t swallow the water in which you swim.

People can Rinse off in the shower before getting in the water

Shower helps to remove any germs that could contaminate the water.

Experts also urge people to rinse off before diving in and to have frequent bathroom breaks for kids.

They also suggest changing diapers for young ones in a separate area away from the pool.

To avoid getting sick, the CDC recommends not swallowing any water while you swim easier said than done, of course.

But it takes just a mouthful of contaminated water to make you sick.