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Explosive Diarrhea Outbreak On Set Of NBC's 'Ultimate Slip 'N Slide' Forces NBC To Flush Production

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Jun. 12 2021, Published 1:05 p.m. ET

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Production on NBC's upcoming game show Ultimate Slip 'N Slide has been halted indefinitely after a stage crew member came down with a severe case of the runs.

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The culprit, a microscopic parasite called giardia, has been detected on the set in Simi Valley, California.

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People has confirmed the shutdown, which began on June 2 and at least one crew member has tested positive for the intestinal trouble maker. There was only a week left on the new series which is still set to premiere after the Summer Olympics.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, giardia can be found "on surfaces or in soil, food, or water that has been contaminated with feces from infected people or animals."

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Samples from a well, pond, slide pool, water truck and restroom sinks all tested negative for giardia. However, more results came back on June 10 and showed that the parasite was found in the surrounding areas of the set.

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Thus far, it is unknown just how many have been exposed to giardia. The Wrap, who was the first to report the shutdown, states that "up to 40 crew members fell violently ill." The details of the on-set illness are graphic to say the least, including "awful explosive diarrhea" with some "collapsing" and "being forced to run into port-o-potties."

Representatives for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Ventura County Public Health have yet to comment, but a rep for Universal Television Alternative Studios – who is producing the show – gave People the following statement.

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"The health and safety of everyone on our set is our number one priority, so out of an abundance of caution we have made the decision to stop production of Ultimate Slip 'N Slide at the current location." The statement goes on to read, "We are in the process of determining next steps in order to complete production."

The show hosted by Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches is scheduled to broadcast on Mondays (starting Aug. 9) at 8 p.m.. It takes Wham-O's old school, backyard waterslide game and transforms it "into a real-life water park full of gigantic slippery rides with the chance to take home a big cash prize," according to a NBC press release.

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