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Avoiding Recreational Water Illnesses

By Anthony Carotenuto, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Preventive Medicine staff The week before Memorial Day (May 20–26, 2013) is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week. According to the Centers for Disease Control, thousands of Americans get sick every year with recreational water illnesses (RWIs), which are caused by germs found in places where we swim. …

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