Parasites in Pools Making People Sick According to the CDC
With the recent high temperatures, many people are flocking to pools. If you are one of them, be sure to shower after.
A recent message from the Center for Disease Control warns people to take a shower after swimming in a pool. Over the last several years, there has been a rise in the population of a certain parasite in pools. Cryptosporidium, or "crypto" as they call it, has seen around a 13% increase each year. The study has been going since 2009.
People who acquire "crypto" can experience "profuse, watery diarrhea" for up to three weeks or so. Fittingly enough, the parasite is spread by, you guessed it, fecal matter. Chlorine and filters aren't enough to keep you safe, so be sure to shower after taking a dip in the pool. The CDC also says you can get it from lakes and cattle as well.
Long story short, don't let anyone in your pool that has had diarrhea. Also, stop s*****g in the pool.
Source: ABC 12