E. coli tragedy in 1998 changed water park safety

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Twenty-six children were stricken in 1998 by an E. coli outbreak in a kiddie pool at the White Water swim park in Cobb County, metro Atlanta's best-known water park. Seven children were hospitalized and one died. The legacy of the outbreak has led to sweeping changes in how water parks monitor and treat their water. In some cases, the kiddie pools have been scrapped in favor of fountain-type areas that have no standing water.

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