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Don't spread illness with splashes

 


While splashing in the waters of Wyoming’s pools and lakes is a favorite summer pastime for many families, swimmers should be careful to avoid catching or spreading recreational water illnesses.

“It is important to prevent germs from getting into pools and lakes. When germs get into the waters where we are having fun, they can steal that fun by causing diseases such as cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis and shigellosis,” said Katie Bryan, epidemiologist with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

“Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much contamination to cause a problem,” Bryan said.

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