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Hotel Pools and Hot Tubs Cause A Third of Swimming-Related Illness

Swimming pools are a major source of injury and death for children in the U.S., but they are also responsible for many outbreaks of waterborne disease, government health officials warn. One-third of all recreational waterborne disease outbreaks from 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools and hot tubs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says in a new report. The pathogens Cryptosporidium (also known as “Crypto”), Pseudomonas, and Legionella were responsible for the largest number of outbreaks in swimming pools throughout the U.S. during the 14-year time period analyzed, according to the CDC report. The Crypto parasite is tough enough to ... Read More

Outbreak of Crypto Parasite Linked To Ohio Swimming Pools

More than 100 people have been sickened in a giant cryptosporidiosis outbreak linked to swimming pools in Ohio, state health officials warned. Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic Cryptosporidium parasites, which can live in the intestines of humans and animals and is transmitted in the stool of an infected person or animal. Both the disease and the parasite are commonly known as “Crypto.” Because they are armored by an outer shell cryptosporidium parasites can live in a chlorinated pool for more than 10 days. People swimming in a contaminated pool can easily become sickened by ingesting the water. Symptoms of ... Read More