New stomach bug washes up in some pools - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

New stomach bug washes up in some pools

Posted: Updated:

TYLER (KYTX) - Cryptosproidium has shown up in some northern states with a vengeance.

Cryptosproidium is just another intestinal infection to add to the list, but this one is found some place you wouldn't suspect, the pool.

There are cases in other states, but parents at Fun Forest Pool in Tyler say they aren't worried about it.

The sounds of summer.

"Everyday I like swimming," says Brianna Walton.

10-year-old Brianna Walton comes to Fun Forest Pool with her grandmother several days during the week.

"It's big and clean and fun," says Walton.

"I love the cleanliness of it and just coming out and swimming and having fun with my grand babies," says Sharon Martin, Walton's grandmother.

Cryptosproidium is an intestinal parasite that can be spread in contaminated water, and can't be killed by chlorine.

But it hasn't been seen in Tyler.

"I swim there too, so I'm concerned," says Stephanie Rollings with the City of Tyler's Parks and Recreation Department.

Rollings says both Fun Forest and Waldort pools are in tip-top shape, and are tested daily.

"Our certified pool operator tests the water before we open and our lifeguards test it three times a day and we have to keep a written log the health department can come and do inspections at any time," says Rollings.

"When someone gets infected and goes into a public swimming pool, that's how can infect other people," says Dr. Nabil Choueiri with Trinity Mother Frances.

Dr. Choueiri says the most common symptom is diarrhea.

"Abdominal cramping, sometimes have a low-grade fever, malaise, generally not feeling good," says Dr. Choueiri.

He says Cryptosproidium is most often seen in under-developed countries with water that's not as clean, often rivers and lakes.

"We're taking it from potable water system, already treated and putting into a pool, filtering it and treating it as well," says Rollings.

And it comes down to keeping your family healthy, to help others.

"The other people around too, good safety for everybody," says Martin.

And doctors say to be aware of secondary infections, wash your hands.

And if you or someone in your family has had stomach illnesses in the last two weeks, it's best to stay away from water parks, or pools.

Cryptosproidium is contracted through ingesting the parasite, so simply being in the pool isn't enough to get it.

The city of Tyler says anytime a child is sick in a pool, they shut down and shock treat the water for 24 hours before opening again.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Thomas Liles indicted on tampering with physical evidence in Quitman toddlers death case

    UPDATE: Thomas Liles indicted on tampering with physical evidence in Quitman toddlers death case

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:20:10 GMT
    Thomas Liles (photo: Wood Co. Jail) Thomas Liles (photo: Wood Co. Jail)
    UPDATE: QUITMAN (KYTX) - A Wood County grand jury has indicted Thomas Wayne Liles on a charge of tampering with physical evidence after his girlfriend's children were found dead July 24, 2014.More >>
    UPDATE: QUITMAN (KYTX) - A Wood County grand jury has indicted Thomas Wayne Liles on a charge of tampering with physical evidence after his girlfriend's children were found dead July 24, 2014. More >>
  • Obama outlines expanded plan to fight Ebola

    Obama outlines expanded plan to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:03:55 GMT
    (Photo: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images)(Photo: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images)
    Calling Ebola a threat to both global health and national security threat, President Obama said Tuesday he is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to help contain the deadly virus and prevent it from spreading to the United States and across the globe.More >>
    Calling Ebola a threat to both global health and national security threat, President Obama said Tuesday he is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to help contain the deadly virus and prevent it from spreading to the United States and across the globe.More >>
  • Peterson's attorney responds to new allegations he injured another son

    Peterson's attorney responds to new allegations he injured another son

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:18:09 GMT
    HOUSTON (KHOU) -- New accusations against Adrian Peterson come from another mother who has another four-year-old son of Peterson, and also involve Peterson striking his boy as a form of discipline.Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin responded with the following statement:The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came...More >>
    HOUSTON (KHOU) -- New accusations against Adrian Peterson come from another mother who has another four-year-old son of Peterson, and also involve Peterson striking his boy as a form of discipline.Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin responded with the following statement:The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.