Latest Water-borne diseases Stories
By Jill Aho, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. Jul. 30--The number of people presumed to have contracted the shigella bacteria at the Oregon Country Fair has climbed to eight, a Lane County Public Health official said on Tuesday.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is focusing on ways to fight a chlorine-resistant parasite in U.S. pools and water parks.
By Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 27--After treating its water against the parasite Cryptosporidium, Burger's Lake has reopened for the first time since July 16, NBC5 reported.
By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 26--The private west Fort Worth lake linked to an outbreak of parasitic infections that sickened at least 20 people plans to reopen Saturday.
By Joanna Cattanach and Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 26--Two Dallas city spraygrounds have been closed temporarily after children became ill with symptoms associated with the parasitic infection cryptosporidiosis.
By Mike Branom, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 25--Tempe Town Lake's splash playground will stay closed for at least another week while further testing determines whether the water remains polluted with an intestinal parasite despite thorough cleaning efforts.
By Alex Branch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 24--FORT WORTH -- Water samples taken from Burger's Lake tested positive for Cryptosporidium, a waterborne parasite confirmed to have sickened at least 20 people, health officials announced Wednesday.
By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 23--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found the parasite Cryptosporidium in water samples from Burger's Lake, Tarrant County Public Health announced today.
By Alex Branch and Jan Jarvis, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul.
By Heather May, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 22--So far, Utah appears to have averted another crypto outbreak. As of Tuesday morning, no new recreational-water related cases of the diarrhea-causing parasite have been reported to the state health department, which gets daily updates.
Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...
Campylobacter jejuni is a species of curved, helical shaped, non-spore forming, Gram-negative microaerophilic, bacteria commonly found in animal feces. It is one of the most common causes of human gastroenteritis in the world. This food poisoning can be severely debilitating but rarely life-threatening. It has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome which generally develops two to three weeks after the initial illness. It is commonly associated with poultry, and it naturally colonizes...
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