MMWR: Swim Healthy, Stay Healthy

Infographic: Swim healthy, stay healthy

An illustration shows a young boy wincing in pain, holding his head with one hand and his stomach with the other hand.

About 500 outbreaks in 15 years: more than 27,000 people sick and 8 deaths linked to pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds.

Most outbreaks happen in hotel pools and hot tubs in the summer.

Stay healthy in the water. Don’t swim with diarrhea. Check the inspection score. Don’t swallow the water.

Data is from 50 states and Puerto Rico, from 2000-2014 as published by Hlavsa, et al, MMWR, May 2018 icon 

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Page last reviewed: May 17, 2018