Tag Archives: Contaminated water

USA – Florida – Cryptosporidium Outbreak

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Pinellas County, Florida — The Florida Health Department has issued a health alert for Pinellas County after 58 cases of a parasitic illness have been reported.

Cryptosporidium is a parasite found in contaminated water, and can make people very sick. Symptoms include severe cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

USA – Research – Hospital Water Taps -Bacteria

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New research finds significantly higher levels of infectious pathogens in water from faucet taps with aerators compared to water from deeper in the plumbing system. Contaminated water poses an increased risk for infection in immunocompromised patients. The study was published in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.