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Water parasite prompts closure of Shoreview community pools

Someone infected is believed to have been in one of the pools over the weekend.

A community pool in Shoreview has been shut down after the discovery of a water parasite. 

Shoreview Community Center & Parks and Recreation announced Monday that someone infected with a waterborne parasite "may have come in contact with our pool." 

"As a precautionary measure, we will be closing our pool effective immediately to clean and super chlorinate," city officials said. 

It's unclear if anyone has been sickened by the parasite, which was identified as Cryptosporidium. The parasite is known for causing the following symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): 

  • Watery diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

The CDC says symptoms usually last 1-2 weeks, but can be gone in a few days or come and go for up to 30 days. 

Shoreview Community Center & Parks and Recreation has responded to comments on Facebook, saying they were told the infected person was in one of the pools over the weekend. Because it's unclear which pool the infected person was in, both pools and the hot tub are being super chlorinated. 

"This alert was posted and the pools were closed within minutes of receiving notice from Ramsey County. If you or a family member exhibit symptoms contact your health provider," city officials added. 

Shoreview Community Center features a waterpark that includes a shallow pool with play structures and slides, in addition to a traditional lap swim pool. 

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