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CDC Telebriefing: Serious violations lead to closures of U.S. public pools & other aquatic venues

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Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations


Thousands of public pools and other aquatic venues across the United States are closed each year due to serious health and safety violations, including inadequate disinfectant concentrations and safety equipment. When visiting public or private pools, swimmers and parents of young swimmers can complete their own inspection using a quick and effective checklist to identify common health and safety problems.


Beth Bell, M.D., M.P.H., Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

Michael Beach, Ph.D., Associate Director for Healthy Water, CDC


Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. ET

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A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: