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Illinois Day Camp Pool 2006

A mother notified the Tazewell County Health Department, Illinois, that her two sons had received a diagnosis of Cryptosporidiosis. The brothers had attended a private day-camp facility with a swimming pool and also participated in a day-camp outing to a community water park. A cohort study showed that entering the day-camp swimming pool or water park water increased the risk of diarrheal illness. Testing of water samples determined that the day-camp pool was negative for Cryptosporidium, and the water park was positive for Cryptosporidium parvum but negative for Cryptosporidium hominis. The implicated day-camp pool was closed, and the water park was hyperchlorinated.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Water, Recreational Water
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Pool, Water Park
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 56
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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