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USA – Cryptosporidum Outbreak – Florida

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According to WTSP, the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is reporting an increase in cryptosporidium cases since July 1, 2014. Public health officials say that 157 cases have been reported by DOH-Hillsborough in the last two months. Last year, there were only 11 cases during the same time period.

Many of those sickened spent time at day care or schools during the incubation period. Most of those sickened are under the age of 15.

Cryptosporidium is a parasite that is passed through infected feces. It is spread after improper hand washing after using the bathroom or changing diapers. It spreads easily in chlorinated swimming pools and through hand-to-mouth contact.

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.