Dan Rahn of the University of Georgia writes about dangers that can lurk in recreational swimming water:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recreational water illnesses can spread quickly in swimming pools that arenít properly maintained.
Serious diseases caused by such bacteria as cryptospordidum, giardia, E. coli and shigella can be contracted by ingesting water contaminated with fecal matter. While symptoms can be as minor as diarrhea or skin, ear or eye infections, these illnesses can be fatal in people with weak immune systems.
Read more about recreational water illness in the full article at the Washington, Georgia News-Reporter Web site.