Summer fun means water. But be careful.
In a study published on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded Americans that the waters they play in may sometimes make them sick.
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The study also lists outbreaks in treated water.
In Georgia, in the last four years of the study, by far the majority of diseases were reported only by members Club, in his paddling pool. In August 2014, 63 people contracted the parasite Cryptosporidium hominis, a pathogen that can cause dangerous diarrhea.
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 sick 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 action to reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens, toxins and chemicals in untreated recreational water, "according to the CDC report," by shutting the beach at the beach, not swimming in discolored, stinking, frothy or foamy water, not swimming while suffering from diarrhea, and the ingress of water into the pool Nose, when swimming in warm fresh water. "
- Ocean beaches were rarely the cause of the problem in the study, but the federal government maintains a resource to check it closure and scientific details on water quality: https://watersgeo.epa.gov/beacon2/
stand out of the water when
- The beach is closed or there is an indication of high bacterial conc entrations or other conditions, B. Wastewater or harmful algal blooms.
- A new heavy rain has occurred.
- A drainage line can be seen on the beach.
- Fish or other animals in or near the water are dead.
- Water is discolored, stinking, frothy or frothy.
- Do not swim or allow children to swim if you suffer from diarrhea.
- Do not swallow swallowing bath water.
- Do not swim nearby or wade in marshy areas where snails are commonly found.
- Do not put your head under the water in hot springs or other untreated thermal waters.
And if algae are present
- Avoid water that contains harmful algal blooms
- Flush pets, especially dogs, instantly when they are swimming in discolored, stinking, frothy, or foamy waters. Do not let her lick the algae off her coat.
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