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  1. Lake Country swim advisoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 20 | Castanet.net

    ... gastrointestinal illness if these bacteria are ingested. Other symptoms that can develop include skin rashes (swimmer's itch excluded) and eye, ear and throat symptoms. The very young, the very old and people with weakened immunity are the most ...

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  2. Wildrose calls for elimination of entrance fees at Sikome LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | CBC News

    ... the day, spend the day at the beach." "I just think people forget about Sikome. For a while there, there was swimmer's itch and the water wasn't safe, but for the past couple years, and especially post flood, it's beautiful." An entrance fee was ...

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  3. Swimming advisory for Beasley and Reiswig Parks beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | Kelowna Capital News

    ... (GI) if these bacteria are ingested. For every one GI illness, two to three other illnesses - skin rashes (swimmer's itch excluded) and eye, ear and throat symptoms - can be expected. The very young, the very old and people with weakened immunity ...

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  4. Eel River algae increasing as flows dropRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | Ukiah Daily Journal

    The Eel River Recovery Project conducted a reconnaissance of popular Eel River swimming spots to assess suitability for aquatic recreation on Aug. 1. Floating algae is becoming a nuisance on the lower South Fork Eel River and lower main Eel River and signs of potentially toxic cyanobacteria are apparent in these reaches. At the same time, upstream reaches of the South Fork Eel River and Van Duzen River are maintaining suitability for recreation.

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  5. Eel River watchdogs: Avoid algae in swimming holesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | Redwood Times

    ... State and county agencies advised local residents to avoid swimming in areas with algae as it can cause swimmer's itch and can be fatal to animals. Blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, can produce toxins if disturbed and has led to paralysis or ...

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  6. Eel River watchdogs: Avoid algae in swimming holesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 5 | Times-Standard

    ... State and county agencies advised local residents to avoid swimming in areas with algae as it can cause swimmer's itch and can be fatal to animals. Blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, can produce toxins if disturbed and has led to paralysis or ...

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  7. Test of White Lake water shows no serious concerns -Read the original story

    Jul 27, 2016 | Bladen Journal

    ... A possibility still remains that the culprit is a common microscopic parasite that causes a condition called "swimmer's itch." The Health Department's statement also said that such testing is normally not within its scope of involvement, but that ...

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  8. Officials Urge People to Stay Safe in Upcoming HeatwaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | WDIO

    "We're going to come out down by the bridge and we're going to come out early before it gets too bad," said Laura Warren, a Duluth resident. "It really hits the old people, and people with multiple medical problems the hardest because they are the most susceptible," said Dr. Peter Stenehgem, an Emergency Physician at St. Luke's Hospital.

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  9. Kirkland: Please don't feed the ducksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | Kirkland Reporter

    Reasons behind high fecal coliform bacteria closure of the Marina Park beach are still muddy, but a note was sent out by the city on July 8 urged residents to curb their water-fouling habits. The beach at Marina Park was closed on June 25 and reopened a week later, just in time for Independence Day celebrations.

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  10. Dealing with swimmer's itchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2016 | Valley News Live

    ... lake is fun, especially when the weather is nice. However, you might end up suffering some skin irritation. Swimmer's itch, mosquito bites, algae, and low water levels can put a damper on your beach day, leaving you with itchy bumps. People with ...

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  11. Why the province can't warn you about swimmer's itchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2016 | CBC News

    ... swollen welts. Johnson brought her daughter to the hospital and sure enough the doctors told her that she had swimmer's itch - the bane of campers province wide. It took days for the welts to go away. By the end of the weekend, the province had ...

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  12. Dr. Rachel Wood: Ways to stay safe while swimming this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2016 | The Olympian

    ... diarrhea. Shower with soap after swimming to remove germs, parasites and residues that can cause illness, swimmer's itch or skin irritation. Stay out of waters that are bright green in color or have thick scum along the shore. Some blue-green algae ...

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  13. Swimmer's itch is getting under Minnesotans' skinRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | Star Tribune

    ... water are out in full force now, capable of causing a skin rash that's itchy, scratchy and just plain ugly. Swimmer's itch - also known as "duck itch" or "lake itch" - is plaguing lake-goers earlier than usual this year thanks to an early spring. ...

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  14. Early ice-out means early swimmer's itch outbreaks Tuesday, July 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | KVOX-FM Fargo

    The early ice-out on Minnesota's lakes this spring has led to earlier-than-usual outbreaks of swimmer's itch in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Swimmer's itch is caused by microscopic parasites that lurk in lake water.

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  15. Swimmer's itch a pain for Edmonton family hitting the beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | CBC News

    ... all itching. And I was like, 'No, oh no.' " Johnson's 13-year-old daughter, Ashtyn, was hit the worst by swimmer's itch, a rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain parasites of birds, mammals and snails. "She is covered head to toe, like ...

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  16. Swimmer's Itch: Health department puts local community on noticeRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2016 | The Post & Mail

    The Whitley County Health Department has had recent complaints from lake residents about swimmer's itch. Here is information issued by the department: Swimmer's itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, appears as a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain parasites that infect some birds and mammals.

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  17. Swimmers itchRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2016 | Morning News

    With the warmer temperatures local ponds and lakes, such as Jensen Grove and Rose Ponds, have been popular spots to cool off, however there are precautions that need to be taken when swimming in these popular spots. Swimmers Itch, also known as, cercarial dermatitis, according to the CDC, appears as a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain microscopic parasites that infect some birds and mammals.

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  18. News 7 mins ago 3:10 p.m.Girl stung by sea lice yields lesson for othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Her doctor diagnosed her with sea lice, also known as swimmer's itch, after dipping in the Gulf of Mexico off Fort Myers Beach on Friday. Doctors describe it best as body acne.

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  19. Swimmer's itch and swimmer's ear - Oh, the joys of summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | CBC News

    Swimmer's ear and swimmer's itch are just a few of the uncomfortable and itch ailments you can pick up in the water this summer. It won't be long before crowds of people start descending on Calgary's public pools and nearby rivers, lakes and watering holes.

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  20. Swimmer's itch warning signs up at Devil's Lake State ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Channel3000

    "We've had swimmer's itch here since long before I was here, and each year it usually comes toward the end of June and the first part of July," said Steve Schmelzer, superintendent of Devil's Lake State Park. "It is like a bunch of mosquito bites.

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