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  • At Least Two Cases of Swimmers Itch Diagnosed


  • 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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Volume or Year: 2012
Number or Issue: July 27

Date Created: 07 27 2012
Date Last Modified: 07 27 2012

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