The Healthy Swimming Newsroom is designed to provide users with open access to information relevant to healthy swimming and recreational water topics. Content includes articles, news, announcements, media and press releases, matte releases, and links to features, observances, and other resources. This page is intended for use by journalists, the media, public health professionals, and the general public.
Press Releases & Matte Releases
The Wall Street Journal
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Title: Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks on the rise, CDC warns (July 1, 2015)
Summary: As summer heats up and people head to the swimming pool, CDC highlights a rise in outbreaks of waterborne illnesses. Physicians should let their patients know how to best avoid illnesses associated with recreational water use.
Provided with permission by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
U.S. News & World Report
Title: 13 ways to stay healthy at the pool this summer (June 8, 2015)
Summary: If you want to stay safe and healthy at your local community pool, there's more to remember than no running in the splash zone. From water-borne diseases to rashes and other infections, here are a few precautions to take before diving into swim season.
Title: Outbreak of norovirus linked to a popular Oregon lake (May 16, 2015)
Summary: Flu season is over, but with the summer comes health concerns of a different pathogenic sort. An outbreak of the stomach bug norovirus last summer was linked to a popular lake destination in Oregon, found a new study released in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Title: Drug levels in the water studied
See page 5 of the online publication for more information.
Summary: Researchers zero in on pharmaceuticals and personal care
products as potential health hazards.
Healio Infectious Disease News
Infectious Diseases in Children