JOURNAL STAR: Have fun at the public pool, but take some precautions

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The Peoria Journal Star is reporting, “The swimming season is upon us, and so is the concern of pee in the pool.

While it’s disgusting, urine is actually the least of your worries.

“Urine doesn’t usually carry a risk of infection,” said Dr. Ban Al-Sayyed, a pediatric infectious disease specialist with OSF Healthcare. There are a few viruses shed in the urine, but generally they don’t cause problems unless someone is very young or immunocompromised…”

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