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2008-05-13

SWIMMING AND RELATED DISEASES



It is great to be out in the beach in the mornings and evenings, with the cold, ocean air playing on your face and the brackish water pouring in into your pores. But watch out for those diseases that you can catch while enoying your swim. You can contract the following intestinal conditions through accidentally swallowing the infected water. These are the following microorganisms you could come in contact with:

1. E. coli infection - causative agent - Entamoeba histolytica - causing diarrhea from contaminated water
2. Shigella infection - causative agent- Shigella bacilli - causing bacillary dysentery and fever, from contaminated
water.
3. G. lamblia - causative agent - Giardia lamblia - causing giardiasis and diarrhea
4. Hepatitis A vrius - causing jaundice and liver damage.
5. Fungi or bacteria - causing Otitis externa or Swimmer's ear(an ear infection). Swimmer's ear because of long exposure to water. This occurs especially in children.

Certain skin diseases could also be acquired through the contaminated water; so, before you eagerly splash into the water, make sure the establishment have proper cleaning and sanitation protocols in place.

6 comments:

Z'riz said...

hmmmm makes you want NOT to go for a swim!

Jena Isle said...

hi Z'RIZ, go for that swim but take extra care...never never swallow pool water. Happy blogging.

Pinay Mommy of MOMEMO said...

hello mommy, i bought the domain pero blogger hosted pa rin. $10 per year pa rin. as for my template, i personalize my own templates. ako naman the real opposite. started blogging seriously for money but in the long run, i blogged because i am enjoying my new friends.

by the way mommy, thanks for voting. sure that would help me. salamat po ng marami.i really appreciate all your visits. i also vote every time i visit clamor of kalinga. thanks again!!

Jena Isle said...

Thanks Ruby, I will try if I can earn as much as you did, Wish me luck.

My Bug Life said...

wow..i gotta be xtracareful not to swallow water from the pool when i go swimming.

Jenaisle said...

Hi, my bug life, yes. never ever swallow pool water. Thanks for the visit.