More cases linked to outbreak at Duluth water park

Health officials confirmed 16 cases of cryptosporidiosis and are following reports of 62 others after an outbreak at Edgewater Resort and Water Park. "Crypto" is a parasite that spreads from human feces in water. After learning about the outbreak, Edgewater closed and treated facilities with super-chlorinated water, which kills the parasite.
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Health officials confirmed 16 cases of cryptosporidiosis and are following reports of 62 others after an outbreak at Edgewater Resort and Water Park. "Crypto" is a parasite that spreads from human feces in water. After learning about the outbreak, Edgewater closed and treated facilities with super-chlorinated water, which kills the parasite.

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Health officials have now counted a hundred confirmed or suspected cases of cryptosporidiosis linked to Edgewater Resort and Water Park. The diarrheal illness is caused by a parasite that spreads through human feces in water. Edgewater closed the park and treated facilities with super-chlorinated water, which experts say destroys the bug.

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