DALLAS - A Dallas community pool was temporarily closed after a case of crypto, short for cryptosporidium, was reported at the pool.
The case was reported at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas, which was shut down Monday and cleaned overnight. The pool was re-opened Tuesday morning.
A child, from Denton County, who went to the pool was diagnosed with the cryptosporidium. Officials with the Denton County Health Department said the child had not used any other pool besides the Jewish Community Center.
Crypto is a germ found in human fecal matter that causes diarrhea that can last as long as two weeks, according the the Center for Disease Control. The CDC states while anyone can become ill from the disease, it can cause serious illnesses for young children, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.