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2014 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park, Florida

The Pinellas County Department of Health identified 3 patients diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis. All three patients had been at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park during the incubation period during the fourth week of July. The City of Tarpon Springs completely replaced and treated the water and all associated water systems at the Splash Park on August 1.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2014
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Florida
  • Organism(s):
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Water, recreational
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Splash Park
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Tarpon Springs Water Park
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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