22 Lifeguards Develop ‘Swimmer’s Itch’ After Exam in LA Lake


Twenty-two Los Angeles lifeguards have filed a grievance with the city for developing rashes and respiratory problems following a swim exam at a freshwater lake.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the lifeguards were treated for “swimmer’s itch” — a condition caused by an allergic reaction to microscopic parasites.

The grievance claims the parks department was warned of the possible risk of parasites, but instructed the lifeguards to take the exam anyway.

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