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Are there dangers of swimming in a river with sewage in?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Bad idea

Swimmers in sewage-polluted water could contract any illness that is spread by ingestion.
Be careful.

In brief: Bad idea

Swimmers in sewage-polluted water could contract any illness that is spread by ingestion.
Be careful.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Of Course

I would not take the plunge.
It must be recently checked and deemed fit for swimming by the appropriate health department . We have had triathlon swimming legs cancelled due to unsafe sanitary conditions. Be smart -- don't take the chance.

In brief: Of Course

I would not take the plunge.
It must be recently checked and deemed fit for swimming by the appropriate health department . We have had triathlon swimming legs cancelled due to unsafe sanitary conditions. Be smart -- don't take the chance.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are bacteria, viruses, fungi that can make you very sick.
I can't see any reason you would want to swim in a river if you know or suspect there's sewage floating in it.

In brief: Yes

There are bacteria, viruses, fungi that can make you very sick.
I can't see any reason you would want to swim in a river if you know or suspect there's sewage floating in it.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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