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RWI's:Recreational Water Illnesses spotlight image with 5 clickable hotspots WHAT are they? WHERE are they found? HOW are they spread? WHY doesn't chlorine kill them? WHO is most likely to get ill? HOW can we prevent them?

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Click on the links above to learn the basics about recreational water illnesses.

These products have been designed for the general public to be distributed, displayed, or posted at swim venues to raise awareness and protect against recreational water illnesses (RWIs).

Swimmer Protection

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Educational Information (Brochures, Fact Sheets, Posters)

Content Source: Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-borne, and Enteric Diseases
Page last modified: April 26, 2007