Start of summer brings warnings about diarrhea and brain-eating amoeba | Health | stltoday.com:
"Ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the opening of pools and beaches, the Illinois Department of Public Health issued warnings about diarrhea and a brain-eating amoeba.
The week before the holiday is designated Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, and the theme for this year is “Diarrhea and Swimming Don't Mix.”
One gulp of water where a swimmer has had a “diarrheal incident” can cause diarrhea that lasts up to three weeks...
Swimming in freshwater lakes and rivers comes with a unique set of risks such as Naegleria fowleri, “the brain-eating amoeba,” ..."