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State health department data shows cryptosporidiosis cases tend to peak from July through September, aligning with the height of swim season.
In the past two years, outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease caused by the bacteria cryptosporidium, have affected hundreds of people.
As well as diarrhea, symptoms of cryptosporidiosis may include stomach cramps, dehydration, nausea and vomiting.
Twice as many people contracted cryptosporidiosis — a type of gastrointestinal illness caused by a parasite that can lead to diarrhea that lasts for up to three weeks — in 2016 compared to 2014.
Arizona last year reported that 352 people became sick with cryptosporidiosis from July through October, compared with no more than 62 per year from 2011 to 2015.
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