Poop in Public Pools Is Common, CDC Says

Posted by on May 17, 2013

CDC Poop in Pools

Officials at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention came across a lot of crap in their latest study.

A new report says that poop in public pools is common after researchers found genetic material from E. coli — bacteria normally found in the human gut and feces — in 58 percent of pools in the Atlantic area.

“Swimmers frequently introduced fecal material into pools,” the report said, adding that the icky bacteria comes from pool users not showering before diving in and incidents of defecation.

The CDC also found genetic material from bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause skin rashes and ear infections, in 59 percent of pools. Researchers said the bacteria may originate from the environment or swimmers.

Read more at VIBE.

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