Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are occured by germs spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or aerosols of, or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas. RWIs can also be caused by chemicals that evaporate from the water and cause indoor air quality problems. RWIs can be a wide variety of infections, including gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic and wound infections. The most commonly reported RWI is diarrhea. Diarrheal illnesses can be caused by germs such as Crypto.
Treatment Ensure your child showers with soap before entering public water,Take your child on frequent bathroom breaks,Make sure to regularly check diapers in babies and toddlers, Change diapers in the bathroom, not beside the public water or on the pool deck.
In Hong kong 14% believe pool water is sterile 40% of respondents believe they are “somewhat” or “very” likely to get ill from swimming in a pool 82% believe you should never swim when ill with diarrhea
symptoms The symptoms are skin infection , stomach, ear and eye infections. Common RWI symptoms are fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal (tummy) cramps.