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Not to ruin your summer, but there could be a diarrhea-inducing parasite in your swimming pool.

Not to ruin your summer, but there could be a diarrhea-inducing parasite in your swimming pool.

Good news, summer is just around the corner! Bad news, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that outbreaks of a parasitic diarrhea-causing infection linked to pools and water playgrounds has doubled in the last two years.

Well, that's sh*tty.
Well, that's sh*tty.
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According to CNN, a parasite called Cryptosporidium, or "Crypto" for short, is more common than ever, and the reason for its spread is really, really disgusting.

The parasite spreads through the feces of an infected person, and could cause up to three weeks of "watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting." Those symptoms could lead to a much more serious issue: dehydration.

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