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Swimmer's Itch

Swimmer's Itch is a skin rash caused by microscopic parasites released into fresh and salt water sources. The parasite burrows into the nearby swimmer's skin, causing an allergic reaction and rash. Symptoms include: tingling, burning, itching of skin; small reddish pimples; small blisters.

Continued exposure to contaminated water increases the likelihood of developing serious symptoms.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

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