Warning over menacing beach parasite

Warning over menacing beach parasite

Swimmers in NSW have been warned to stay away from beaches after heavy rain following a huge surge in diarrhoea cases. Parents have urged to keep children with diarrhoea away from school due to soaring cases of cryptosporidiosis across the state. Almost 500 cases of the disease have been reported in NSW since January 1, a significant increase on the five-year average of 95 cases for the same period. Cryptosporidiosis is an intestinal infection caused by the Cryptosporidium parasite, which …