Diarrhoea patients warned to avoid pools after surge of cryptosporidiosis cases

A summer spent at the public pool is suddenly looking less attractive.

A surge in the number of cryptosporidiosis cases in November has prompted health officials to warn people who have had diarrhoea to stay away from swimming pools, which have harboured infections triggering previous outbreaks.

Notifications of cryptosporidiosis more than tripled between October and November, from 41 cases to 131 cases – the largest percentage increase in two years.

"We might be on the upswing of something big": Dr Jeremy McAnulty. “We might be on the upswing of something big”: Dr Jeremy McAnulty. Photo: Jessica Hromas

Typically, a spike in notifications gets worse before it improves.

NSW Health Director of Health Protection Jeremy McAnulty said on Wednesday people who have had diarrhoea should stay out of public swimming pools for two weeks.

“If you’ve had crypto and your symptoms resolve you can still expel them in your faeces and some of that can stick to your skin around the bottom and get washed off in the pool when you’re swimming,” Dr McAnulty said.

“We’ve seen a sharper increase in the last couple of weeks than we’ve had in recent years and we might be on the upswing of something big, so if we can

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Giant goanna snapped in Aussie backyard

A NSW man was killing time in his shed earlier this week when he came across a monster lizard in his backyard.

Eric Holland was quick enough to snap a photo of the estimated 1.5-metre lace monitor scaled on the side of his Thurgoona home.

“I was just doing a repair job in my shed when I opened the door and I saw this huge thing run across the ground and out of sight,” Mr Holland said.

Eric Holland first spotted the giant goanna outside the steps of his shed.Eric Holland first spotted the giant goanna outside the steps of his shed. Photo: Supplied

“I went inside after I saw it in the backyard and heard a banging noise coming from the side of the house.

“When I went outside I saw him on the side of the house with his tail hitting the drain pipe.”

Mr Holland, who has lived in the area for 18 years, said he has never seen anything quite like it.

“It was a big surprise really.

“I sometimes get blue tongues and lizards in the backyard but never anything quite like this.”

The goanna quickly shuffled off Mr Holland’s property and he has not sighted the reptile since.

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage said it would

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More than 40,000 Australian accounts breached in VTech hack

The data breach at toymaker VTech continues to grow more serious. The company has disclosed that in addition to the 4.9 million parent accounts accessed by hackers, nearly 6.4 million children’s profiles were also swept up in the breach, one of the largest targeting kids.

About 18,000 of the parent accounts and 23,000 children’s accounts were registered to Australian customers, VTech said in its latest update.

The company said that a hacker accessed its Learning Lodge app store database, which allows customers to download software for numerous VTech toys.

Some of the images given to Motherboard by the hacker.Some of the images given to Motherboard by the hacker.

Parent accounts included information such as name, mailing address, email address, IP address, download history and account credentials. Children’s profiles include only name, gender and birth date, the company said.

Even so, name, gender and birthdate are more than enough to identify a child should that information be sold or posted publicly. It’s also possible to link parents to their children using the breached records.

“This shows parents, particularly at the holiday season, that your data is at risk, and there must be more regulation both from the industry and government,” said Jim Steyer, executive director of the parent advocacy

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Solid as a Rock: Why Foundation Is Important When Buying a Home

A spokesperson for Atlas Piers of Atlanta, experts in repairing foundations in Atlanta and elsewhere, strongly advises that people who are planning to buy a home should always engage the services of a qualified home inspector to check out the property before completing the purchase. A home could have a serious defect that is not immediately apparent to the unskilled eye. The foundation is one of the most critical structural parts of a home, but it is out of sight. There could be problems with the foundation that cannot be seen during a casual inspection.

A person buying a home with a damaged foundation could end up spending a lot of money to have the foundation repaired. If there is a problem with the foundation, it needs to be addressed. If a foundation is seriously damaged, the entire home is at risk of collapsing. This poses a very real danger to the residents of such a home, as well as being a likely financial burden.

The spokesperson also recommends that people who plan to put their homes on the market can also benefit from having their own home inspection done. That way, they can

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The Proper Way to Trim a Tree

Shade trees and ornamental trees are trimmed or pruned to correct insect infestations, for stronger structure, for aesthetics and also for safety (of the people and homes around). In many cases, carefully choosing the right kind of species of tree can help make sure that safety pruning is largely unnecessary.

When you need to trim a branch for any other reason, it’s important to start with the knowledge that trimming isn’t simply about lopping limbs off anyhow. It takes careful technique to do it in a way that causes no more than minimal injury to the bark at the trunk. The right kind of cut helps the tree heal, seal off the cut area, and protect itself from disease. Correct technique is so important, it would be advisable to avoid pruning until you’re able to either hire dependable tree trimming services or learn the right way.

How to trim a tree limb with a view to healthy healing

With any tree limb, the correct trimming technique involves three steps, with one cut to each step.

Making a notch: The point of the first cut is to keep the weight of the branch from stripping bark off

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4 Reasons NYC is Best When You Live in a Manhattan Penthouse


When you decide to choose a certain penthouse for rent in Manhattan, keep in mind that there are a lot of positive benefits that you can get from whatever area you choose – as long as it is in Manhattan. There are a lot of different rentals and options of a penthouse in Manhattan and each of the services comes with their own specialty and expertise. Be sure that you only get the best when you decide to choose Manhattan as your place of living.


The Main Benefits and Reasons

So, why is NYC is considered as the best place when you decide to rent an apartment or a penthouse?

  • First of all, you can find a lot of luxurious apartments and rentals in New York City but when it comes to a safe penthouse with the exclusive and elegant setting, Manhattan is the best answer. Be sure that most Manhattan apartments or penthouses have the right features and facilities that will make your life comfortable and easy.
  • Second, Manhattan apartments and penthouses are known for their remarkable views. Not only you can enjoy the exclusive
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Windows Types and their Advantages

Today the market of windows in Mississauga is full of various propositions so a person who decides to change something in his or her house usually gets lost in all the offers. In order to choose the right windows you need to know the offer so in the article below we propose main windows types according to Pickering experts and the general advantages of each type.

Double Hung Windows

These windows are usually chosen because of their ease of access, superior ventilation capability, and of course for their unique style. These are the most commonly used windows in Pickering as when opening you can keep the bottom of these windows closed and at the same time open the top. Exactly this construction makes double hung windows perfect for kids rooms, bedrooms, as well as office spaces.

Casement Windows

According to the windows Pickering experts the greatest advantage of casement windows is that they provide the greatest amount of ventilation possible among all windows types. These windows can be opened outward and it gives a great possibility to catch more fresh air, side breezes, and undoubtedly more light. Casement windows also have the tightest seals which makes them very energy efficient. In terms of

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What Are Some Tips for Water Damage Restoration?

Water damage restoration is that the removal of flooded water from the house or offices, as Cincinnati Ohio water restoration  will either be clean or dirty reckoning on the supply. The flooding will be caused by natural calamities like cyclone or wave. Another reason behind flooding within the house is from unseaworthy pipes and taps, once this happens plenty of destruction takes place, and if not catered for with immediate result losses will occur.

Water causes diseases, molds, rot of the picket elements like door and piece of furniture within the house. This water if not right away taken out additionally causes iron and metal objects to rust, paints to peel off the wall and becomes terribly tough to scrub. just in case of such AN happening it’s advisable  to kindle facilitate right away from specialists. this is often therefore as a result of they use specialised instrumentation to try to to the work a lot of effectively. If paper documents, carpets, picket floor, ceilings don’t seem to be treated right away irreparable injury will occur.

When water floods within the house, there square measure many ways during which the owner will tell if the restoration was drained the correct manner.

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