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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Class action status granted in case from Seneca Lake park - Newsday.com: "AP New YorkClass action status granted in case from Seneca Lake park
July 14, 2006, 8:27 PM EDT


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) _ The more than 3,000 people who were sickened by a bacterial outbreak at a spraypark last summer now have the opportunity to join a class action lawsuit against the state.

Class action status was granted Friday to a lawsuit filed against the State of New York Department of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation.

The suit allows anyone who suffered from cryptosporidiosis to join the lawsuit if the illness was a result of the outbreak at a water playground at Seneca Lake State Park near Geneva in Ontario County last summer.

The New York State Health Department shut down the Spraypark last August after it was determined the park's water holding tanks, which were used to recycle water, were contaminated with cryptosporidium.

According to the health department, 3,297 cases of the illness were reported in 33 New York counties.

Crypto, as the parasite is commonly called, lives for long periods of time in water, and can be passed on through human or animal feces. "

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