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Healthy swimming expert Michael Beach warns about the superbug "Crypto" that causes the most common recreational water illness and suggests anyone with diarrhea should stay out of the water. The video explains that though we use chlorine to kill germs and protect our health, Crypto can survive for days in chlorinated water.
Though swimming is a popular sports activity with many health benefits, swimming-related illness in the US is on the rise. In a fun-filled reminder, experts show you how to keep your family healthy and safe when you get 'In the Swim of Things' this summer. The main culprit: a chlorine-resistant parasite known as Cryptosporidium.