CDC warns of parasite that may crash your pool party

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She added that swallowing even a bit of water can cause illness. A total of 20 Crypto outbreaks linked to swimming were reported in 2011, 16 in 2012, and 13 were reported in 2013.

Preliminary data indicate that outbreaks of Cryptosporidium are increasingly being reported to CDC.

People also can contaminate pool water with crypto through physical contact, said Lilly Kan, senior director of infectious disease and informatics with the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The parasite is notoriously hard to kill and can survive up to 10 days in chlorinated water.

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

Before you cancel your child's swim lessons, however, the CDC said it's not sure what accounts for the rise in recorded outbreaks.

The CDC advises those infected with Crypto to avoid swimming until two weeks after recovering from diarrhea.

Don't let kids who are sick with diarrhea swim in a pool, advises Michele Hlavsa, R.N., chief of CDC's Healthy Swimming Program.

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The CDC said it was not clear if there are actually more outbreaks, or if states are doing a better job of reporting them since it introduced a new DNA-based tracking tool in 2010.

A report released Thursday found that there have been 32 Crypto outbreaks "linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds in the United States were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014".

Most germs can be killed within a few minutes when standard levels of chlorine and other pool disinfectants are used, however, killing Crypto with standard level of pool disinfectants is extremely hard. If they have been diagnosed with crypto, they should wait two weeks after diarrhea has stopped to go swimming.

Hlavsa said crypto is resistant to chlorine.

OH was one of the most heavily-infected states, according to the CDC, with 1,940 people falling ill due to the infection in 2016 compared to less than 600 in any previous year.

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week begins on May 22, so the CDC is encouraging swimmers to be vigilant and help protect themselves and other swimmers from cryptosporidium.

Take kids on bathroom breaks often, and check diapers in a diaper-changing area - not right next to the pool.

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