Visitors to Moreau Lake Beach Encountering "Swimmer's Itch"

posted by WGY News -

Moreau Lake State Park

The state is distributing educational pamphlets about swimmer's itch at Moreau Lake Beach.

This comes after two families reported skin irritations following a visit to the beach.

Swimmer's itch is caused when a type of microscopic parasite comes into contact with the skin and burrows in. 

It can be uncomfortable, but is essentially harmless. 

The parasites die soon after, but a rash may last for several days. 

It seldom requires medical treatment.

Photo: Moreau Lake State Park Facebook Page

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