No Crypto this Summer!

No Crypto this Summer!

If you're planning on having a fun day at the pool, you'll want to protect yourself and the community from Crypto. Watch to learn about helpful tips that will keep you safe and healthy this summer.
Theresa Gray, water quality manager for Salt Lake County Health Department, joins Nicea and Danette on tips to keep you safe in the pool. 

Cryptosporidiosis or “Crypto” is a disease that causes severe watery diarrhea and can last for 2 weeks or more. The microscopic parasite that causes crypto lives in the intestine of the infected person. Crypto can live in a chlorinated pool for several days and it only takes getting a few germs in your mouth to make you sick. 

Three Steps for All Swimmers
  • Don’t swim when you have diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick.
  • Practice good hygiene. Shower with soap before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. Germs on your body end up in the water.
  • Don’t swallow the pool water. Avoid getting water in your mouth.
Three Steps for Parents of Young Children
  • Take your kids on bathroom breaks and check diapers often. Waiting to hear “I have to go” may mean that it’s too late.
  • Change diapers in a bathroom or a diaper-changing area and NOT poolside. Germs can spread in and around the pool.
  • Wash your child thoroughly (especially his or her rear end) with soap and water before they enter or re-enter the pool. Invisible amounts of fecal matter can end up in the pool

For addition information visit http://www.nocrypto.org
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