Health alerting issued for diarrhoea-based parasite spreading through swimming pools


As temperatures rise with the arrival of summer, the pool become a sanctuary for countless Aussies.

But a tell was published by jurisdictions this week will have many of us dipping their toes in a bit more reluctantly.

NSW Health exhausted its public health warning about the spread of cryptosporidiosis in swimming pool following a spate of reported cases.

The disease is caused by a chlorine-resistant parasite and spread by people who have recently had diarrhoea.

” It is important that people affected by diarrhoea shun swimming for 2 week after their indications are resolved to avoid foul puddles and spreading the illnes ,” the forewarn said.

” Case reports tends to heyday between November and March, with the highest monthly notifications in the past five years in March 2017 with 325 cases.

” Symptoms include lots of diarrhoea, tummy convulsions, nausea and sometimes upchuck or delirium. “There hasnt” specific management for the condition and evidences may last a few weeks .”

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