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Did You Know?

Did You Know?  is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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May 26, 2017

  • Cryptosporidiosis, or Crypto [PDF-307KB], is a recreational water illness that can cause prolonged diarrhea and serious illness—share CDC’s new swimmer hygiene posters and social media images to raise awareness about why people with diarrhea should not swim.
  • Crypto outbreaks linked to swimming have doubled in the United States since 2014, with at least 32 outbreaks in 13 states in 2016.
  • CDC’s CryptoNet can help state and local health departments investigate and control Crypto outbreaks.

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