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Saturday, August 20, 2011

US : Crypto’ outbreak hits Johnson County

Article via The Kansas City Star :

" An outbreak of a highly contagious intestinal infection has prompted the Johnson County Health Department to ask you to stay out of swimming pools if you’ve had diarrhea recently.

In the past two weeks, the department has received reports of 35 cases of cryptosporidiosis, Nancy Tausz, the department’s disease containment director, said Friday. “Crypto” can spread quickly in contaminated water.

Other cases have been reported recently in the area, Tausz said. And schools are seeing children returning to class with diarrhea, a key symptom, she said."

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