Baby’s Bliss Gripe Water, a drink sold as an antidote to colic and other ailments that plague infants, is being recalled because it is contaminated with the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium. The Food & Drug Administration ordered the recall after a 6-week old infant became sick after drinking Baby’s Bliss Gripe … [Read more...] about Baby’s Bliss Gripe Water Recalled Due to Cryptosporidium Contamination. Parasite May Have Sickened At Least One Infant.
Cryptosporidium is a common diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites. Once an animal or person becomes infected, the parasite lives in the intestine and passes in the stool. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very resistant to … [Read more...] about Cryptosporidium Bacteria Borne Poisoning Lawsuits
A parasite that officials believe was in at least 20 community pools has sickened more than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona. The parasite is passed through stool and is commonly transmitted through contaminated drinking water or recreational water facilities that have infected fecal matter present. Cryptosporidium, or … [Read more...] about Parasites in Community Pools Spark Outbreak in Arizona