Latest Waterborne diseases Stories
By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 31--The number of cases of Cryptosporidium at Burger's Lake has grown to 67, the Tarrant County Public Health department said Thursday.
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 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 Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 22--The number of confirmed cases of Cryptosporidium infections has increased to 16, Tarrant County Public Health announced today. Meanwhile, the city of Arlington is following the request of the health department to hyperchlorinate all public pools.
By Jan Jarvis, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 17--FORT WORTH -- Burger's Lake in west Fort Worth has closed while health officials investigate whether a waterborne parasite has sickened at least eight patrons at the popular swimming hole, Tarrant County Public Health announced today.
By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 17--A popular private lake in Fort Worth has temporarily closed after eight customers were diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, a disease caused by a microscopic parasite.
Kentucky public health and water quality officials are promoting healthy swimming behavior to minimize the hazards of waterborne illnesses among those who take dips in public waterways and pools.
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Water and sanitation officials in the Norwegian capital of Oslo issued a warning Wednesday that the city's tap water supply was unsafe for consumption.
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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