Saturday, August 20, 2005

1,800 infected; water park blamed

Reports of diarrheal disease began in June, New York officials say
NEW YORK: Nearly 1,800 people from 20 New York counties have reported symptoms of a gastrointestinal illness related to a water attraction at Seneca Lake State Park in upstate New York, according to the New York State Department of Health and New York State Parks Department.
The attraction has been closed down for the rest of the summer.
Thirteen cases have been confirmed by state and private labs as cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium. Its tough outer shell allows the parasite to resist disinfectants such as chlorine........


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