Children play in the water at Cowabunga Bay Water Park in Draper, Utah. - Photo by Elizabeth Ziegler
(KCPW News) In 2007, Utah had one of the largest outbreaks of crypto in U.S. history, with nearly 2,000 cases of the parasitic disease. Almost 700 of them were in Salt Lake County. Now, health department officials are noticing crypto cases are again on the upswing. KCPW’s Elizabeth Ziegler has the story:
The Salt Lake Valley Health Department says the public can help stop another crypto outbreak by following these steps: take a shower before going swimming, wash your hands after using the bathroom, never change diapers by the pool and always put a swim diaper on children under 5 years old. And if you get sick, stay out of the water until at least two weeks after your symptoms end.
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