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Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidium Quiz for Swimmers Water Illness - Help May 11, 2009

This short single page (double-sided) quiz asks a series of true/false questions and provides answers on the back. It covers topics such as whether or not chlorine kills cryptosporidium quickly, the effect of swallowing pool water that has crypto in it, practical ways to keep you and the pool safe, and much more.



Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidium Fact Sheet Water Illness - Help May 11, 2009

This fact sheet is available in both English and Spanish. It explains what Cryptosporidium is, why you should be concerned about it, how it is spread, and how to protect yourself and your family.

Hoja Informativa de Cryptosporidium



Photo of the publication cover. Cryptosporidium Fact Sheet for Pool Operators Water Illness - Help May 11, 2009

Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites, Cryptosporidium, that can live in the intestine of humans and animals and is passed in the stool of an infected person or animal. Both the disease and the parasite are commonly known as "Crypto." The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants.