The US CDC warns against swimming with diarrhea on twitter with the help of gif

The US CDC warns against swimming with diarrhea on twitter with the help of gif

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been warning people with diarrhoea against swimming this summer, stressing that it's the foremost common illness spread through recreational water. The US health agency posted an identical warning on Twitter along side a cartoon gif during which a child are often seen taking place a slide while leaving a brown streak behind.

“Don’t leave your mark at the pool this summer!” reads the gif text. “It only takes one person with diarrhoea to contaminate the whole pool”.

The CDC shared a link for detailed guidance on the disease and swimming, but users couldn’t get past the colorful graphic. The CDC page about diarrhoea and swimming also had a graphic that equated kids sick with diarrhoea entering a pool with them bathing in their commode.

“Your taxpayer dollars were spent paying someone to form a graphic of a baby pooping on a slide”, wrote a user. While many were grossed out, one user asked to point to the gif creator in order that they “can immediately”.

According to the CDC, the water gets contaminated with germs if someone with infectious diarrhoea enters recreational water just like the water in pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds, or oceans, lakes, and rivers. People can get sick if they swallow even alittle amount of contaminated water.

Here’s the guidance that CDC wants people to follow:-

  • Stay out of the water if you're sick with diarrhoea and don’t return within the water until 2 weeks after diarrhoea has completely stopped.
  • Use test strips to form sure the water has proper free chlorine (amount of chlorine available to kill germs) or bromine level and pH.
  • Shower before you get within the water.
  • Don’t poop within the water.
  • Don’t swallow the water.
  • Take kids on bathroom breaks and check diapers every hour.

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