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Central Ohio diarrhea disease outbreak grows

Friday, September 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"COLUMBUS — The number of people infected with a contagious diarrheal disease continues to grow in central Ohio and public health officials say poor home hygiene could be to blame.

"This year’s cases of diagnosed cryptosporidiosis spiked to 423 Monday, up from 250 last week, marking a nearly 70 percent increase in just a few days, according to Jose Rodriguez, spokesman for Columbus Public Health.

"The two-county outbreak is the largest one that health departments in Columbus and Franklin and Delaware counties have seen in 15 years. On average, the entire state typically has about 400 cases of cryptosporidiosis in a year, said Melanie Amato, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Health..."

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