Garland health officials report new crypto case


by WFAA-TV staff reports

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 11:48 AM

Justin Farmer reports
July 31, 2008

Health officials have reported a new crypto case in Garland.

The Garland Health Department announced a confirmed case in someone who was in the water at Surf and Swim on Sunday.

That park is now closed for treatment.

Garland's health department has also received a laboratory report of a person who swam at the Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park while suffering from cryptosporidiosis.

The individual reportedly swam at Hawaiian Falls on July 23rd.

Cryptosporidiosis is an intestinal infection often characterized by profuse, watery diarrhea and abdominal cramping, as well as lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting and dehydration.

The disease is spread by fecal-oral transmission. The incubation period is on average about seven days.

Garland is the latest city to deal with crypto concerns.

Pools and water features at Hawaiian Falls were closed by the Garland Health Department last night, so they could receive a chlorine shock, officials said.

Tests have shown the waters are now safe - the park is now operational.

Dozens of people have contracted crypto recently after using local spray parks and swimming in Burger's Lake.