We're being warned about a few potentially fatal parasites that can call your pool their home.

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water the CDC has posted warnings about parasites being spread in public pools by human and animal feces.

I was always under the impression that pools were somewhat clean. Even public pools due to all of the chemicals. Sadly, the CDC reminds us that is not the case at all. There are ton of RWI's (Recreation Water Illness) we can catch in the pool, hot tub or at the lake this summer.

Two parasites you may come into contact with at a recreational water source is Crypto and Giardia. Both are infections that spread through fecal matter. One bowel movement can release over a billion germs. Fecal matter can also be released when passing gas.

Giardia is the most common as nearly 33% of developed nations can be affected by it. Crypto is less common but there was a fatality reported in recent years

According to Health Line some symptoms of these illnesses include:

  • fatigue.
  • nausea.
  • diarrhea or greasy stools.
  • loss of appetite.
  • vomiting.
  • bloating and abdominal cramps.
  • weight loss.

Please think twice before letter them rip in the public pool.

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