Cryptosporidium outbreak continues in Ohio

The current outbreak of cryptosporidium has increased with 22 newly infected people in the recent week, bringing the total number of cases to 937. The parasitic outbreak has affected people in Columbus as well as Franklin and Delaware counties.

Advice For Travellers

Cryptosporidium is a parasite that can cause watery diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, and vomiting. The disease can be spread through contaminated water sources as well as contact with an infected person. Travelers should practice good hygiene, like washing hand frequently, as well as being cautious around infected people and public water facilities, like community pools.

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