Watch Out For Swimmer’s Itch In Michigan Lakes This 4th Of July
According to the Detroit News, if you're headed to a lake in Michigan this 4th of July, you may want to watch out for Swimmer's Itch. The problem has been a pain for Michigan residents for years but officials say it's getting particular attention this summer in the Higgins Lake in northern Michigan.
Not familiar with Swimmer's Itch? Well, brace yourself. Here's the description from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council: Swimmer's Itch is an itchy rash caused by flatworms whose larvae burrow into human skin. Humans are not the best host — the larvae prefer waterfowl — so the parasites die inside the skin, causing the itching.
So, umm, guess where I won't be this 4th? Here's more information...(if the description above wasn't enough for you.)