May 16, 2008
Jeremy Stutler, left, Mohave County environmental health supervisor, and Rachel Patterson, Mohave County environmental health division manager, discuss healthy swimming behaviors May 13 in anticipation of National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week, which is May 19-25.
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Rachel Patterson, Mohave County environmental health division manager, said May 19-25 is National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week. It's a time to highlight healthy swimming behaviors, especially in public pools.A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention news release states, "Germs on and in swimmers' bodies end up in the water and can make other people sick."