crowded-wavepool.jpgToday, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) issued a press release containing safety tips for public pool swimmers in light of the recent E. colioutbreak that sent five children to the hospital. All five children showed signs of severe gastrointestinal illness after they had played in the Splash Park at the Opelika Sportsplex

Officals in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania have anounced that 3 individuals have been confirmed with cryptosporidium.    While public swimming pools are common source of cryptosporidium outbreaks, there is reportedly no evidence of such a connection here.   None of the ill individuals had public pool exposures.  Officials are still investigating to possible source of the cluster of