Opinion: What lies beneath: the bugs lurking in your swimming pool January 4, 2016 Professor Una Ryan Summer holidays are here, which means hot days by the pool, and the arrival of single-cell parasites that are the leading cause of pool-related gastroenteritis in Australia. In an opinion piece for The Conversation, Professor Una Ryan from Murdoch’s School of Veterinary and Life Sciences and Associate Professor Simon Read from the University of Queensland, write on how swimming pools can be a major source of gastrointestinal illness as a result of infectious bugs using the water to spread to a new host. The article provides information on how you can protect yourself to ensure that your summer pool experience is a pleasant one. To read the article in full, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Luke McManus Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: L.McManus@murdoch.edu.au Categories: General, Hot topics, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Tags: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, gastrolintestinal illness, murdoch university, pool-related gastroenteritis, professor una ryan, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!