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Poor water quality and risky patron behaviors that facilitate fecal-oral transmission of waterborne illness were present at a substantial proportion of splash pads surveyed in Tennessee.
Fecal-oral transmission of Cryptosporidium oocysts, the parasite's infectious life stage, occurs via ingestion of contaminated recreational water, drinking water, or food, or following contact with infected persons or animals, particularly preweaned bovine calves (1).
During the past 10 years, hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection acquired in industrialized regions worldwide in the apparent absence of contaminated drinking water for fecal-oral transmission has been reported (1).
But the possibility of gastrointestinal infection suggests the potential for much easier fecal-oral transmission.
Because of fecal-oral transmission, consider asking the parents if they're experiencing loose stools as well.
"Any pathogen that has a fecal-oral transmission route can be transmitted sexually," said Malcolm Adcock, Cincinnati's health commissioner.