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Salt Lake Pools Still Making People Sick

Salt Lake Pools Still Making People Sick



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Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio There's still concern that people who are sick are swimming in public pools and making other people sick.

Salt Lake Valley Health Department Director Gary Edwards said the department is trying to get the message across. "If you're sick, please don't swim," he said.

But that's apparently not happening. Edwards said people are still catching cryptosporidium. In fact, the latest cases were detected just last week. "Two cases right from a pool we know has been super chlorinated in the past few days," he said.

And Edwards said the process of super chlorinating is never easy. "It is both time-consuming and costly," he explained.

Cryptosporidium causes diarrhea. Edwards said they've seen about 50 cases in the county this summer, most of them thought to be from pools.

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