YMCA pool closed due to Crypto scare

SPRINGFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) - A Springfield Township YMCA has temporarily closed their pool due to a Crypto scare in the pool area.

Officials with Hamilton County Public Health says that the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA voluntarily closed their outdoor pool and water center at around noon Friday when it was discovered that a patron at the pool area had the Crypto virus. While there was no indication that Crypto was in the pool, the Y closed the pool as a precaution.

The Y is super-chlorinating the pool to clean the water. The process puts 10 times the usual amount of chlorine into the pool to clean the water. Officials say once the chlorine is back to normal levels, the pool will be reopened, which they believe will be Saturday morning.

On Thursday, the Northern Kentucky Health Department put out an alert about the Crypto virus. Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting. The illness often comes in waves, with individuals feeling better and then experiencing another bout.

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