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  • Study finds that pool chemicals should be used properly to prevent injury
    Pool chemical-related injuries send thousands to emergency rooms
    The chemicals used in pools sent almost 5,000 people to the emergency room for injuries in 2012, according to a recently published study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.Almost half of the injuries – which were...
  • Flood waters in Missouri
    Flood waters pose dangers for affected residents
    According to eye witness news 12's website, in an article dated August 8, there's likely to be waste from flooded-out septic systems, at the least, which can be the most dangerous toxin of all in the flood waters. Things such as E-coli and...
  • cryptosporidium
    ‘Crypto’ outbreak reported in Central New York
    Six people who attended a local event in Oneida County earlier in the month have been confirmed to be positive for a parasitic gastrointestinal infection.According to a report in the Utica Observer-Dispatch Friday, Oneida County health officials...
  • cryptosporidium
    British health officials investigate recent surge in ‘crypto’
    Infection with the protozoan parasite, cryptosporidium, which is sometimes reported in outbreaks associated with swimming pools, water parks and petting zoos, has seen a nearly four-fold increase in select areas across England in recent weeks...
  • Cryptosporidium oocysts (red) seen in a stool sample stained with an acid-fast stain
    What is Cryptosporidium? How do you prevent getting cryptosporidiosis?
    Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite of both medical and veterinary importance. There are two species associated with human infection; Cryptosporidium parvum and C. hominis. This parasite is present worldwide and has been identified in fecal...
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