Russians warned about the dangers of swimming in rivers and lakes


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Bathing in fresh rivers and lakes can harm human health and cause disease. About it said the interviewed doctors.

A virologist, an allergist-immunologist George Vikulov noted that the first infection various infections such as Giardia. They can get into the body if you drink contaminated water or swallow it while swimming. In the same way it is possible to face with rotavirus infection, which manifests as vomiting and severe diarrhea.

Of water through cuts and abrasions of the skin, the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth possible the penetration of Leptospira that cause leptospirosis (a water fever). At the initial stage, the disease manifests itself in the form of high temperature, chills, severe headache and muscle pain, red eyes, abdominal pain.

Vikulov noted that in unsalted water bodies are sometimes found parasite eggs, as the water temperature around 20 degrees is considered a good breeding ground for worms. Often risk of infection-prone children and older people with chronic diseases.

When swallowing water from ponds, in addition to intestinal infections, there is a risk of Contracting hepatitis a, cholera, polio, adenovirus infection.

The therapist Ludmila paw added that on the coast and in the water has a chance encounter with Salmonella. Danger in the sand and grass beaches. In her words, so often the body gets the worms — through the wound in the skin or through the mouth. To avoid this, you need to use the litter and once again not to touch the ground with hands.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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