PLATTE CITY, Mo. — The Platte County Health Department confirmed Thursday that multiple cases of Cryptosporidiosis have been reported.
The health department say they are taking cautionary measure to treat the pools where the infected individuals had contact.
Health officials say the best way to prevent contracting the disease is to wash with soap and warm running water. Also swimmers should avoid swallowing pool water and parents should change diapers often and away from the water. Public heath officials say alcohol-based hand sanitizers do not kill the disease. They also say the disease is chlorine-resistant.
“At this time, we are tracking possible and confirmed cases in the community” said Dan Luebbert, operational assistant director at PCHD. “We encourage everyone to wash their hands frequently and stay out of the pool if you have recently had any diarrhea.”
Symptoms of Crypto include:
- Severe, watery diarrhea
- Abdominal cramps
- Nausea and vomiting.
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