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At Least Two Cases of Swimmers Itch Diagnosed

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At Least Two Cases of Swimmers Itch Diagnosed (2012, July 27) [830**12]

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Doctors have diagnosed two cases of swimmers itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, in people who swam in Lake Jacksonville last week. Swimmers itch is a rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain parasites in the water, which come from infected birds and snails. If a swimmer comes in contact with the parasite, it can burrow into the skin causing an allergic reaction and rash.

 

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Organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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  • Language(s): EN-English
  • Creation Date (from issuing agency): 07 27 2012
  • Document Modification Date (from issuing agency): 07 27 2012
  • Date Accepted Into Depository: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:57:17 UTC
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