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Tanganyika Falls Splash Park can reopen this weekend – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-07-23 20:34:28 –

Sedgwick County, Kansas) – Sedgwick County announced on Friday that the Tanganyika Falls Splash Park in Goddard, Kansas has exceeded the splash park safety reopening recommendations and will reopen this weekend.

According to a news release from Sedgwick County, Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) and Sedgwick County Health Officer Dr. Galloldmins approved the reopening after Tanganika voluntarily expanded the facility in June and July. .. Approval was a review of the report by an independent aquatic design company, a chemical study completed on 21 July, and a July 16 test result by independent pool inspector SCHD and staff at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CDC).

“From the beginning, we said guest safety was our number one priority,” said Matt Fouts, director of the Tanganyika Wildlife Park. “I think the collaboration with all the people involved in the reopening of Splash Park shows that commitment. We are delighted that the Tanganyika Falls will be reopened to the Wichita community and visitors.”

Park improvements comply with the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Act (MAHC) (Www.cdc.gov/mahc) This is guidance to ensure a healthy and safe experience in public pools, hot tubs and splash parks.

“Splash Park is safe for visitors. Tanganyika began expanding its facilities as soon as it was notified of the illness,” said Health Director Adrian Burn. “The Sedgwick County Health Department encourages all water services in Sedgwick County to comply with MAHC.”

Individuals visiting the Tanganyika Wildlife Park from May 28 to June 19 are encouraged to respond to surveys designed to help investigators identify the cause of the outbreak and the number of affected people. You will be asked. Whether you visit a sick park or not, you need to complete the investigation.The survey is https://tinyurl.com/kssplash.

Splash Park has been closed since June 19th. Eight people who visited Splash Park on June 11th Shigella Bacteria.

Shigella Bacteria are usually associated with humans rather than animals. Bacteria spread from person to person by being exposed to contaminated feces (feces). Shigella Spreads easily. Only a few bacteria can spread the disease.Someone can get infected Shigella By swallowing contaminated recreational water; touching or touching contaminated items.Or take care of the person who has it ShigellaIncludes cleaning up after a person using the bathroom or when changing diapers.

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