Avoid Catching and Spreading Bacteria in Pools This Summer

It seems like the summer is going by pretty quickly and many of us want to take advantage of the sunny weather and of all the activities that come with it. Many people visit water parks, resorts, and even trips to the lake and the ocean if you live nearby. While it may seem perfectly normal, you should know of the risks that come with these activities.

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An average of 35 deaths nationwide are reported each year from people swimming in lakes and oceans. About half of them come from five Gulf Coast states: Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana. Vibrio vulnificus has already taken the lives of 4 people this year, which is a flesh-destroying bacterium.

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