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ENY-2038: Swimmer’s Itch (Cercarial Dermatitis)

Figure 4. A typical habitat of the worms that cause swimmer’s itch. Note the dense plant material (hydrilla) and the common moorhen family swimming on the bottom left; waterfowl are the main host of the parasite that causes swimmer’s itch.

Credit: Emma N. I. Weeks, UF/IFAS