Enjoy Summer Activities, But Be Water Smart
July 5, 2018
Whether hiking in Wyoming's beautiful mountains or swimming in a favorite pool or lake, making smart choices can help residents avoid catching or spreading illnesses associated with water, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
"When germs get into waters where we are tempted to take a drink or where we swim, they can steal our fun by causing diseases such as cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis and shigellosis," said Katie Bryan, epidemiologist with WDH.
Disease symptoms can occur days to weeks after exposure and include diarrhea, stomach cramping, nausea and appetite loss.