Items Tagged ‘swimming pool’

June 1, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for June 1, 2018

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik (@eblahnik)

      New York Times, Is Shingles Contagious? by Roni Caryn Rabin — Q. Is shingles contagious? A. Shingles, the painful and blistery rash that arises when the chickenpox virus becomes reactivated, can be contagious, but only for people who are not already immune to chickenpox. The blisters are contagious until they crust over, […]

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June 22, 2012

5 Tips for Safe Summer Swimming

By Mystery User

Don’t drink pool water: “A swimming pool is basically a community bathtub without the shampoo,” said Dr. Thomas Boyce, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. “Chlorine does not kill germs instantly and, in fact, does not kill cryptosporidium at all, which is a common germ that causes water-associated gastrointestinal illness.” […]

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