Posted: Aug 6, 2011 4:36 AM by Andy Koen
Updated: Aug 6, 2011 9:39 AM
The Pueblo City County Health Department has issued a warning for swimmers after confirmed cases of cryptosporidium or "Crypto" in Pueblo residents. Crypto is a swimming pool water illness that causes diarrhea and abdominal cramping that can last for 1-2 weeks.
The individuals who tested positive for the disease recently swam in the Walsenburg Wild Waters pool. The parasite can stay alive for days even in well-maintained pools and is spread when people with diarrhea go swimming.
The health department has issued the following guidelines to prevent the spread of the Crypto outbreak:
For parents of young children:
Click here for more information about cryptosporidium from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.