All public swimming pools closed
A dangerous intestinal parasite that causes Crypto, (Cryptosporidium) has infected as many as 35 swimmers at the Valley‘s public swimming pools. Most of the victims are children. The Centers for Disease Control explains how this infectious disease is spread.
The parasites were found in people who either swam or worked at city pools, causing the Health Department to close down all 29 City of Phoenix pools indefinitely, according to a report on FOX 10 News.
The majority of public pools serve less affluent neighborhoods, since those residents often do not have home pools to provide respite from the summer heat.
Is this one more indication of a marked increased in contagions such as tuberculosis, Hansen’s disease and hepatitis being reported by the Health Department? With the high number of illegals entering through the back door and avoiding health checks in Arizona we will likely see more such outbreaks.
Where is Mayor Phil Gordon’s much acclaimed “compassion” for our own disadvantaged citizen children who depend on these pools for a large part of their summer recreation?
George Putnam, writing for NewsMax, has detailed the serious risks posed by previously eradicated diseases. This important article is worth your time.