Crypto outbreaks linked to swimming have doubled since 2014

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Unfortunately, you don't have to be a part of the human centipede to get infected because simply swimming in the same pool as an infected individual increases the risk of contracting the parasite.

The CDC received reports of nearly 32 outbreaks of the infection associated with swimming pools or water playgrounds in the USA in the year 2016, in comparison to the reports of outbreak reported two years earlier, which stood at 16 cases.

The CDC has warned about crypto outbreaks in the United States. It spreads when people come in contact with the feces of an infected person. The infection can become life-threatening in people with compromised immune systems.

"It's important to keep children who have diarrhea out of the water", Hlavas said.

Don't swallow the water in which you swim. For healthy swimmers looking to avoid Crypto, the CDC advises against swallowing pool water.

Crypto can survive in chlorinated pools for up to 10-days.

"To help protect your family and friends from Cryptoand other diarrhea-causing germs, do not swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea", Michele Hlavsa, R.N., M.P.H., chief of CDC's Healthy Swimming Program, said in a statement.

The CDC isn't sure if there are actually more cases of crypto, or if modern science is detecting more outbreaks.

Health officials don't know if the problem is getting worse or if the increase is simply due to better reporting.

The findings were published May 19 in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Currently, there are more than 700,000 estimated cases of crypto infection, or cryptosporidiosis, that occur every year, according to the CDC.

Arizona has reported 352 people with Crypto incidents for July-October 2016 compared with a maximum of 62 cases for any one year in 2011-2015. About 1 in 4 adults say they would swim if they had diarrhea, according to a survey by the Water Quality and Health Council.

Laboratory manager Jaima Ballentine said her staff finds all sorts of bacteria, even fecal matter swimming in the water.

Billups said his crew has been busy getting pools prepared for summer swimmers and visitors to the water park.

In 2015, there were 188 cases of Crypto voluntarily reported in IN, but it is not known if those cases came from public pools or water parks.

A second report in the MMWR noted another potential hazard of public pools - inhalation of toxic chlorine gas. Symptoms of inhaled chlorine gas included vomiting, coughing and eye irritation.

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