Health officials were hoping that as summer ended, so would the cases of Cryptosporidium. Instead, cases have gone up.
Sara Base with the Polk County Health Department says they are trying to convince people, particularly children, to wash their hands.
Base says, "If someone does not wash their hands well and then touches an object or cooks food, it can be transferred to another person who will then accidentally somehow get it in their mouth, and then become sick."
Base says don't just run a little water over your hands, use warm water, plenty of soap, and scrub for at least 20 seconds.