By: KDKA-TV News Staff
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Several children were sickened after swimming at a Butler County community pool on Memorial Day.READ MORE: Pa. Supreme Court Rules 'Comfort Dogs' May Be Allowed To Help Witnesses Testify At Trial
Adams Ridge says eight children who swam in the pool last Monday have experienced gastrointestinal cramping and diarrhea and two of them tested positive for C. diff and E. coli.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is now conducting an outbreak of gastrointestinal infections linked to the pool.
According to Adams Ridge, a bacteria test is performed every week throughout the summer at the pool and is reviewed by a lab. Adams Ridge says results from last Thursday’s test showed no traces of bacteria in the water.
After performing an inspection Tuesday, Adams Ridge says the Health Department and a pool maintenance company took samples of water to be tested. The results will take up to 72 hours.READ MORE: Male Victim In Critical Condition After Rescue Along Monongahela River Near 10th Street Bridge
KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso talked to a mother and son who swim at the pool.
“The fact that they are taking it serious and not just brushing it aside, I think that’s a really good part,” said Priscilla Knieriem.
Drew Knieriem said “if they all check it and it’s all good,” he would go back in.
One thing the Department of Health points out is that you shouldn’t swim if you are sick with diarrhea. People with GI infections should avoid swimming for two weeks.
The Health Department says parents with kids who are sick after swimming at this pool should call 1-877-724-3258 and seek medical care. Symptoms include persistent vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fevers or notable fatigue.MORE NEWS: Wolf Administration Warns 99% Of All Wildfires Caused By People As Wildfire Season Begins In Pennsylvania
In the meantime, the pool is closed through June 10.