ATLANTA – Summer fun means water. But be careful.
In a study published on Friday, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded Americans that the waters they play in may sometimes make them sick.
From 2000 to 2014, the years of study, voluntary reporting from 35 states and Guam yielded nearly 5,000 disease reports – and two deaths – regarding untreated waters. Most of the untreated waterholes were public parks and beaches.
The study also lists outbreaks in treated water.
In Georgia, in the last four years of the study, by far the most illnesses were reported only by members Club, in his wading pool. In August 201
However, none were hospitalized. In August 2013, five people were reported as ill and three were hospitalized. Legionella pneumophila is said to come from a hotel pool in Georgia. This is the bacterium that can cause Legionnaire's disease.
Others were made ill in community parks or water parks.
But there are things swimmers can do to reduce the risk.
"Swimmers and parents of young swimmers can take steps to minimize the risk of exposure to pathogens, toxins, and chemicals in untreated recreational water," the CDC report said, "by taking the advice to close the beach for swimming, not in while diarrheal disease and limiting water entering the nose when swimming in warm fresh water. "
Ocean beaches were rarely the cause of Problems in the study, but the federal government maintains a resource to check it for closure and scientific details about water quality: https://watersgeo.epa.gov/beacon2/.
Stand out of the water when  The beach is closed or a consultation is posted for high bacterial or other levels conditions, such as sewage spills or od he harmful algal blooms.
A recent heavy rain has occurred.
A drainpipe can be seen on the beach.
Fish or other animals in or near the water are dead.
19659003] Water is discolored, stinking, frothy or frothy.
Do not swim or let children swim if they suffer from diarrhea.
Do not swallow swallowable swimming
Do not swim or wade in swampy areas where there are snails.
Do not place your head under the water in hot springs or other untreated thermal waters
—  And if there are algae
Avoid water containing harmful algae blooms
Sink pets, especially dogs Immediately, when swimming in discolored, stinking, foamy or foamy water. Do not let her lick the algae off her coat.
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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