Swimming Pools & Raccoon Contamination
Updated: Oct 26
Raccoons can be pests and can spread germs to humans. It is important to keep raccoons out of your pool and watch for raccoon feces (poop) in and around your pool. Raccoon feces can sometimes contain the eggs of a worm called Baylisascaris procyonis, which can infect humans, particularly children, and cause severe neurologic illness. That means if you have raccoons in your yard, pooping on your patio, or in your pool, you could be at risk! Although chlorine in pools will kill most germs that a raccoon could carry into the water, it does not kill Baylisascaris eggs. Baylisascaris is a roundworm parasite that commonly infects raccoons.
Raccoons infected with Baylisascaris can be found in all parts of the United States. When people are exposed to Baylisascaris eggs they can become ill.
For info on how to properly clean a pool, contaminated with raccoon feces visit https://www.cdc.gov/.../reside.../animals/raccoons-and-pools
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