CDC Healthy Swimming Brochure
This color brochure includes six easy steps
that all swimmers and parents of young children can follow to protect themselves,
their families, and other swimmers from recreational water illness (RWI).
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the CDC Healthy Swimming brochure for free.
The brochure is available in English and Spanish.
Fecal Accident and Vomitus in Public Swimming Pools/Spas
Please read our Technical Bulletin to find out
what you should do when a fecal or vomitus accident occurs in public swimming pools
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Facts about Giardia and Swimming Pools
Giardia (gee-ARE-dee-uh) is a germ that causes
diarrhea. This germ is found in the fecal matter of a person who has been infected
by Giardia. It has a tough outer shell that allows it to survive for up to 45 minutes
even in properly chlorinated pools.
Giardia is a common cause of recreational water illness (disease caused by germs
spread through pool water) in the United States and can cause prolonged diarrhea
(for 1–2 weeks).
The Giardia fact sheet in available in English and Spanish
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If you have any questions or comments, please contact Amanda Gaspard, Health Education Specialist,
at 800-442-2283 or Amanda.Gaspard@dph.sbcounty.gov.