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Itching for a swim in Alberta's lakes? U of A researcher says there's not too much to fear from parasites
With thousands of Albertans heading over to the lakes this long weekend we can expect to hear a rash of concerns over cases of Swimmer's Itch, but a U of A researcher says there's little cause for concern. The red rash on your arms or legs may drive you crazy if you catch it, but assistant professor with the School of Public Health Patrick Hanington says the allergic reaction to parasites found in the province's lakes is not as bad as it may feel. Hanington's work has led him to research snails...

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