ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Health officials are warning summer swimmers about a common and contagious virus.
Norovirus can be present in water from urine, feces, sweat and dirt.
Common symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.
It's often confused with food poisoning.
They encourage frequent hand washing and good hygiene before you get in a lake or pool.
" If children are going to be in pools or you're taking them out The CDC suggests that you get a break every hour..check their diapers take them to the bathroom make sure everything is fine where they won't have an accident in the water," said Jacqueline Jenkins Southwest Georgia Public Health District Epidemiologist.
They also encourage showering before going into the water and staying hydrated.