“Public Pools Awash in Fecal Matter”

That’s the eye-grabbing headline at MedPageToday. Just what you want to hear at the start of swimming season in the northern hemisphere. A snippet from the article:

An editorial note said that each person carries an average of 0.14 grams of fecal material on his body and a pre-swim shower could decrease, if not eliminate, the chances of contaminating the water.

The article talks about swimmers with diarrhea. I wonder about young children who, like honey badger, just don’t give a care.

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