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Cryptosporidium: Poop parasite in pools is on the rise

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • The CDC reports cryptosporidium, triggering diarrhea, fever and fatigue, is the third leading cause of diarrheal illness in the U.S.; of the 444 outbreaks reported between 2009 and 2017, 35% were linked to treated swimming pools


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