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Lake swimmers warned of duck fleas

National News // July 11, 2018

Authorities in canton Sankt Gallen are promising to put up signs along lake sides to warn of duck fleas.

FACEBOOK / NIKOLINA GANSNER Lake swimmers warned of duck fleas

The move comes after a mother posted pictures of her children suffering a very itchy rash.

Duck fleas are the larvae of a parasite that can penetrate skin.

It’s recommended swimmers take a shower after swimming in a lake and then dry yourself vigorously.

The children are recovering and the itching should stop in the next few days.

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