Opinion: What lies beneath: the bugs lurking in your swimming pool

January 4, 2016

Professor Una Ryan

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.

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