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More confirmed cases of parasitic disease

POSTED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:23pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

The number of confirmed cases of a parasitic diarrheal disease in Central Texas keeps going up.

Cryptosporidiosis has now been diagnosed in 61 Bell county residents and five McLennan County residents.

It's thought to be spread through water, like at water parks.

So now the county's are looking into adding more chlorine to the water in public water recreation facilities.

The disease has not spread from county to county.

Each case is exclusive to the county in which the disease was contracted.

The best way to avoid it?

Make sure to keep your mouth closed in any public water facility, because you get it from swallowing the water.



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