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Urgent Care: Pool And Locker Room Infections

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Dr. Jeannie Kenkare, the chief medical officer for PhysicianOne Urgent Care, discuses what infections can be picked up in public places.

She says chlorine does not kill all bacteria, and diarrheal illnesses, eye, skin, wound and fungal infections are all commonly picked up in pools and locker rooms.

Dr. Kenkare advises people to not touch their eyes and nose, to not put things in your mouth, to wash your hands before eating--even after getting out of the pool--and to wear shoes in the locker room.

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