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These audio podcasts were created in collaboration with CDC抯 podcast program. The cited podcasts discuss Healthy Swimming, RWIs, and prevention. They are available in a one minute short format and in a five minute interview format. Each version is accompanied by a transcript.

Your Health, Swimming, and Waterborne Illnesses

During 2003�04, consistent with previous years, a total of 62 waterborne outbreaks associated with recreational water were reported by 26 states and Guam. Illness occurred in 2,698 persons, resulting in 58 hospitalizations and one death. The median outbreak size was 14 persons (range: 1�7 persons). Of the 62 outbreaks, 30 (48.4 percent) were outbreaks of gastroenteritis that resulted from infectious agents, chemicals, or toxins; 13 (21.0 percent) were outbreaks of dermatitis; and seven (11.3 percent) were outbreaks of acute respiratory illness. This podcast was based on the Waterborne Disease and Outbreak Surveillance Summary published in December 2006.

揂 Minute of Health with CDC�/a> series. Single Announcer format; 0:59 minutes

揂 Cup of Health with CDC�/a> series. Interview format; 6:01 minutes

Staying Safe in the Water

In this podcast, Dr. Julie Gilchrist, a pediatrician and medical epidemiologist from CDC抯 Injury Center, talks about staying safe in the water. Tips are for all audiences, with a focus on preventing drownings and keeping children safe in and around the pool, lake, or ocean.

"Summertime Health and Safety" series, Interview format: 5:38 minutes

Cryptosporidium and Giardia in Swimming Pools, Atlanta, Georgia

In this podcast, Dan Rutz speaks with Dr. Joan Shields, a guest researcher with the Healthy Swimming Program at CDC, about an article in June 2008 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases reporting on the results of a test of swimming pools in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. Dr. Shields tested 160 pools in metro Atlanta last year for Cryptosporidium and Giardia. These germs cause most recreational water associated outbreaks.

"Emerging Infectious Diseases" series, Interview format: 4:24 minutes