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  • 1. Don't Swim in the Pool! A case study by Robert and Lauren

2. Background

  • Skin rash infection
  • Hotel A in Bangor Maine
    • February 18-27 2000
  • Nine people affected
  • Stayed in either the hot tub or pool
    • Seven stayed in both

3. Patient Symptoms

  • Folliculitis
  • Rash lasted 7 days or less
  • Some had an infection of the outer ear

4. About the Facilities

  • Hot tub & pool within 5 feet of each other
    • Separate filtration systems
  • Pool had automated chlorination system
  • Hot tub levels were maintained manually
  • During outbreak, chlorine levels were low

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