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CDC Warns Of Dangers In Pools

Stay safe this July 4th holiday

In a decidedly unpleasant turn for pool-goers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning Friday about a fecal parasite that can cause symptoms such as “watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, and vomiting.” Known as cryptosporidium or “crypto,” the microscopic parasite is commonly found in swimming pools — where it can reportedly survive in the water for days.

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