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CDC Healthy Swimming Brochure

Family SwimmingThis 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).

Click here to order the CDC Healthy Swimming brochure for free.

The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

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Fecal Accident and Vomitus in Public Swimming Pools/Spas

People SwimmingPlease read our Technical Bulletin to find out what you should do when a fecal or vomitus accident occurs in public swimming pools or spas.

Click here for more information

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Facts about Giardia and Swimming Pools

Kids SwimmingGiardia (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 12 weeks).

The Giardia fact sheet in available in English and Spanish

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Find us on TwitterCounty of San Bernardino, Environmental Health Services is on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation about pool safety, foodborne illness prevention, vector control and more.

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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.

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