Cuts Or Abrasions And Summer Swimming

If you plan to do some weekend swimming, the Virginia Department of Public Health is advising you not to enter bodies of water if you have cuts or abrasions. There are a number of harmful micro-organisms are found in lakes, rivers, along the coast and in other bodies of water. Some bacteria may lead to infections and other illnesses. Health officials say sometimes otherwise healthy people can develop a skin infection after skin injury and being exposed to natural bodies of water. Also, if you get a cut while in the water, immediately wash the wound with soap and fresh water.