Wyoming Department Of Health Issues Water Safety Warning
With the arrival of hot summer weather, the Wyoming Department of Health is warning people to take steps to protect themselves from catching or spreading diseases associated with water.
WDH epidemiologist Katie Bryan said some of the water-related illnesses to be aware of include cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, and shigellosis. Disease symptoms can include such things as diarrhea, stomach cramping, nausea and appetite loss.
Bryan says one important thing to remember is to never drink untreated water.
Even chlorinated water in swimming pools is not always safe. Cryptosporidium, for example, can live for more than ten days in chlorinated water. Health officials urge people to take the following steps to stay safe: