The United Kingdom and Ireland point the finger at Spanish swimming pools after detecting an intestinal parasite in hundreds of tourists

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The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has been warning for some time about the rise of a intestinal parasite detected in hundreds of people throughout Europe.

This protozoan, the Cryptosporidium, causes an intestinal infection called cryptosporidiosis. But the health services of United Kingdom e Ireland They go further and point directly to the holiday spots in Spain.

In these countries they have detected the presence of this parasite in hundreds of patients who had spent their holidays in Spain and, in a statement issued by Ireland, they blame the water in our country since this disease is usually associated with swimming pool water.

For this reason, they ask “not to consume drinks with ice” and “check if the tap water is treated” when traveling to Spain.

For its part, the United Kingdom estimates that around 600 patients have suffered from cryptosporidiosis after passing through Spain, the main symptoms of which are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

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