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Swimming in unhygienic swimming pools may cause hepatitis A

Posted on February 27, 2015 12:09 pm under Premises Liability

Hepatitis A is a type of liver infection caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with the hepatitis A virus. Unlike other hepatitis strains which are transferable only through blood-to-blood contact, hepatitis A could be transmitted when the person ingests contaminated matter, making it highly contagious even in public swimming pools and baths.

An ill-maintained swimming pool might contain fecal matters that are contaminated with hepatitis A virus. When swallowed, a person may develop one or more of these symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain, specifically on the right side just beneath your rib cage
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Low fever
  • Pain in the joints
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite

Sanitation is among the many responsibilities of swimming pool and bath owners. However, some of them might fall short in keeping their premises free from any health hazard. If your health has been affected because of an ill-maintained swimming pool in Wisconsin, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you file a lawsuit against the negligent owner involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.