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2008-07-31 12:01:05

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. Two of the eight cases involve people who do not live in Lane County but visited the fair near Veneta this month. Many people called the public health office after the two first cases were publicized last week, public health nurse Martha DeBroekert said....

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2008-07-30 09:30:00

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. Called Cryptosporidium, or crypto for short, the parasite is found in human and animal feces and is easily transmitted through water, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. When ingested, crypto can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headaches and low-grade fever for as long as two weeks. Outbreaks have been...

2008-07-28 00:00:25

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. Workers at the popular swimming hole completed the hyperchlorination process recommended by health officials, a park worker said. Hyperchlorination involves "shocking" the water with a concentrated dose of chlorine. As of Wednesday, the department had confirmed 20 cases of cryptosporidiosis. Symptoms...

2008-07-26 15:00:43

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. But a worker there said they still have to get approval first from the county health department, and that might not happen before the planned 9 a.m. opening. The outgoing phone message at Burger's Lake this morning said: "We have completed the hyperchlorination process required by the CDC [Centers for...

2008-07-26 15:00:27

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. Spraygrounds at Mildred Dunn Park on Reed Lane in South Dallas and Campbell Green Park on Parkhill Drive in Far North Dallas were closed Friday. They are scheduled to reopen Sunday. One child who played at the Dunn sprayground in mid-July has tested positive for...

2008-07-25 15:00:40

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. City officials said Thursday a sample taken earlier this week tested positive for cryptosporidium, a harmful bacterium blamed for dozens of illnesses at Phoenix pools. What remains to be seen, and won't be known for at least...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

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. Health officials have suspected the popular Fort Worth swimming hole of playing a role in the outbreak but could not confirm it until tests were completed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Officials said the...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

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. County officials had suspected that the popular west Fort Worth swimming hole -- which temporarily closed last week -- had been the source of an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis. The health department also announced today that the number of confirmed cases has increased...

2008-07-23 03:00:35

By Alex Branch and Jan Jarvis, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 23--FORT WORTH -- Tarrant County health officials have now confirmed 16 cases of cryptosporidiosis and the city of Arlington will closes its pools today while they are hyperchlorinated, a treatment that can kill the water-borne parasite. If ingested, cryptosporidiosis, or "crypto," can sicken people for up to two weeks with stomach cramps and diarrhea. The "common thread" linking the cases still appears to be Burger's...

2008-07-22 21:00:24

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. The past two weeks were thought to be critical to know whether Utah would suffer another outbreak like last year's which sickened at least 1,900 Utahns. But health officials expect more infections before the...


Latest Water-borne diseases Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

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...

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2011-04-14 16:27:41

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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