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Outbreaks of parasitic infection linked to swimming pools on the rise

Outbreaks of parasitic infection linked to swimming pools on the rise

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - As summer inches closer, some kids already have pool time on the brain!

But outbreaks of a parasitic infection tied to swimming pools and water parks are on the rise.

Instances of an infection nicknamed "crypto" doubled in 2016 compared to 2014.

The parasite can spread when people swallow something that's come into contact with feces from an infected person.

To protect your family, the CDC recommends not letting your kids swim if they are sick.

And if they show symptoms, wait two weeks before taking a dip.

Don't swallow water while swimming, and rinse off before getting in and take kids on bathroom breaks often.

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