Ready to Dive into a Pool of Disease-Causing Parasites?

Posted by Michelle Udayamurthy, M.D. on Jun 16, 2018 9:45:00 AM

School is out, so there’s a good chance you and your family are planning a vacation soon – and I bet you’re looking forward to that! What’s not inviting about a resort where you can relax, not worry about doing dishes or laundry, and unwind in a pristine pool for however long you choose? Except there may be more than meets the eye with respect to the “pristine” pool, such as invisible parasites and bacteria that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were responsible for nearly a third of recreational waterborne disease outbreaks between 2000 and 2014. Who’s ready to jump in? 

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Topics: swimming pool parasites, swimming pools disease, swimming pools germs, swimming pools bacteria

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