Stations, the following is a news announcement. Suggested lead in 3, 2, 1â€¦
A parasitic disease known as Cryptosporidiosis (Crypto) is currently affecting people in Knoxville. Crypto is one of the most prevalent causes of waterborne illnesses in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Jean-FranĂ§ois Rossignol, chief medical and scientific officer and founder of Romark Laboratories, says that summer and early fall are the peak times of year for outbreaks to occur but those affected donâ€™t have to suffer.
CRYPTO IS MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK IN THE U.S. PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WHEN SWIMMING IN RECREATIONAL WATERS. IF INFECTED, PROPER MEDICAL TREATMENT IS REQUIRED BY A DOCTOR. PATIENTS AND DOCTORS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO TREAT PARASITIC INFECTIONS PROPERLY.
See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment options. For more information visit www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/.