Microscopic parasite causing swimmer’s itch in some Iowa lakes

The Iowa DNR says swimmer’s itch is starting to show up in some Iowa lakes. Environmental specialist, Daniel Kendall, says we see it every year. “It’s a flatworm, it’s microscopic, so you can’t really see it,” he says. “It’s primarily a bird parasite that infects snails. And then when people get in into the same […]

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