At Least Two Cases of Swimmers Itch Diagnosed
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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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- 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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