While most people have been worried about the recent Salmonella outbreak, another infection has been spreading this summer, but has gotten far less attention.
Cryptosporidiosis, an infection with the Cryptosporidium or crypto parasite, can follow drinking contaminated water and often leads to a few weeks of diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea. It most commonly occurs in the summer months in outbreaks from contaminated swimming pool water at water parks and community pools.
Although a few cases here and there are considered usual, this summer, there are already outbreaks in North Texas and Arizona, which follows a large outbreak in Utah last year.
Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of crypto infections.