Health Department Wants 11,000 Pools Closed! You Should Know Where and Why!
Two dozen cases of a gastrointestinal disease known as crypto have popped up in Wake County in 2016, mostly at public pools in North Raleigh. County health officials are trying to stop the spread through public awareness and a targeted deep cleanse.
The way to stop the spread of cryptosporidiosis is for people who have it to stay out of the water for a couple weeks. Health officials are scrambling to get word out and urging emergency measures be taken at the more than 1100 public pools in Wake County
“I think it’s interesting I haven’t seen anything on social media or TV,” complained Wake County mother Mitiele Gahagan.
Twenty-four cases have been reported in Wake County public pools this year, up from 11 total last year.
“You’ve got a lot of kids and a lot of adults in pools this time of year. Combine a pool, a lot of kids, a lot of children, it’s hard to keep ahead of that process.”
Crypto is caused by infected fecal matter getting into the water (think leaking diapers and minor accidents).
Health officials are urging hyper-chlorination at every pool in Wake County to get rid of the germ and passing out fliers to be posted at all public pools in the county.