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Swimming areas and water parks can breed illnesses. Recreational Water-Related Illness (RWI) is a well-known public health issue, and one of the most common RWIs occurs when human fecal matter enters a swimming area, usually from a guest with diarrhea or unwashed skin. Contamination spreads microscopic bacteria when other guests unknowingly swallow the swimming water. Some germs, such as Cryptosporidium, are resistant to chlorine and can live for several days in the best-maintained pools.
Open water recreational areas and beaches can also be contaminated by amoebic infections (Nagelerai fowleri) sewage spills, industrial runoff and litter. Both fresh and salt water may carry pathogens that cause illnesses, which is why people should never swallow water when swimming.
Public health agencies must do all they can to monitor water for pathogens and warn the public of unsafe bacterial levels. If you are the victim of an illness caused by a swimming pool, water park or open water recreation area, do not delay in seeking out Orlando injury lawyers who will protect your rights. Cases involving RWI must be established early to rule out the possibility of outside contributing factors, and it is imperative that you work with an experienced Orlando property guest attorney to litigate your claim.
If swimming in a public or private pool and you have become ill, contact a professional Orlando personal injury lawyer at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. to establish your claim and seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.