Centers for Disease Control study: E. coli found in majority of public pools

Bacteria normally found in feces

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the majority of public pools are contaminated with E. coli.

Researchers tested samples of filtered water from last year's swim season and found 58 percent were contaminated.

Researchers say the bacteria normally found in feces and the human gut is either coming from "fecal incidents" or from swimmers failing to wash feces off their bodies before entering the pool.

The CDC says people should avoid swallowing pool water and should take pre-swim showers to keep germs out.

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