The Centers for Disease Control recently published a report detailing its findings from recreational water-associated disease outbreaks in 2009-2010. Of note, the CDC reported:

  • 6 of the 11 outbreaks it investigated occurred in Ohio, accounting for 48 of the 61 investigated illnesses
  • No one affected died, and only two people were hospitalized
  • 2 out 3 people affected were under 20 years old, suggesting that children are at greater risk for toxic algal bloom-related illnesses
  • Those affected reported symptoms including rashes, headaches, nausea, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE (you'll have to scroll down to read it)

Read a helpful summary by The News-Messenger here