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In the United States has doubled the number of outbreaks of diarrhoea caused by contaminated water in swimming pools


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According to new statistics from the Center for control and prevention of diseases, in the United States, a growing number of people who suffer from diarrhea, but continue to use the pool.

According to experts, in 2016, two times more people became infected with cryptosporidiosis, a disease of the gastrointestinal tract caused by a parasite Cryptosporidiosis, which causes diarrhea. Since 2004, the number of annual cases of cryptosporidiosis increased threefold.

People can be infected with cryptosporidiosis after coming into contact with contaminated water in pools, water parks, drinking water and food, as well as by contact with people or animals that were infected. In 2016, was recorded 32 flash. In addition to diarrhea, symptoms of cryptosporidiosis may include stomach cramps, dehydration, nausea and vomiting.

The public are advised not to swim and not to allow their children to swim if they are ill with diarrhea. Providers also were encouraged to instruct patients with cryptosporidiosis do not go back in the water as long as they get rid of diarrhea.

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