New crypto case confirmed in North Shore communities
WHITEFISH BAY -- The North Shore Health Department has confirmed another cryptosporidium infection, adding to the 12 cases already confirmed. Health officials also report two new probable cases of cryptosporidium.
North Shore Health officials say person to person contact is how infections will climb in the area. They are asking that everyone wash their hands, especially after using the restroom and changing a diaper.
According to health officials, anyone who has experienced diarrhea should not swim for a minumum of 14 days after their last episode. We're told everytime an infected person swims in a pool, the pool must be closed and treated. The North Shore Health Department is working closely with local pools, schools and daycares to prevent the spread of the parasite.
If you are sick with diarreha and are concerned you may have crypto, contact your doctor or local health department.
The North Shore Water Commission and Treatment Plant confirms the drinking water is safe.
For more information about crypto, visit http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/