A new video showing how a pool filter can help prevent the spread of the flu in the US has prompted a swift backlash on social media.
Read more:Swimming pools in the city of New York have become increasingly popular for recreational and medical purposes, with pools being flooded with water and swimmers having to remove their swimwear to cool off.
The video was shot by the New York Department of Health and Hospitals, which said that in the past three months it had been notified of a possible outbreak at one of the city’s three pools.
The department said it is taking action to prevent the virus from reaching its intended victims in New Yorkers and has been making it more difficult to use swimming pools.
Swimming pool filters have been used to control the spread and spread of flu in Europe, and the latest video shows a filter being tested in a pool in Spain.
Read More:Swimmers at an international pool in France have also been tested after testing positive for the flu.
The viral strain that caused the current outbreak is called H5N1 and is thought to have been caused by a virus that arrived in Europe from Asia.
Swimmers have been washing their hands after taking a swim in a French swimming pool, in the wake of a recent spike in cases in the European Union, according to French broadcaster BFMTV.
The French government said that around 1,000 people have tested positive for H5NPV in recent days.
A pool filter has also been in the news recently after a man in Pennsylvania was found to have contaminated his own pool water with the flu virus, prompting a public health emergency in the state.
A group of swimmers at a pool, including a boy, was taken to the hospital after a swig of the chlorine water they were using in the pool contaminated the chlorine system.
In France, the government has set up an emergency room at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris to treat swimmers who have tested negative for the virus.
Swimsuits were also in high demand during the sweltering summer heat in the northern city of Le Havre, where the virus was first detected.
In the city, residents have been advised to wear clean swimming attire and gloves when they go swimming.
Swimmer Sam McBride, 29, said he wore a bathing suit when he went swimming in the lake, which was in full bloom.
He said the pool was also being used as a pool for medical purposes and he believed the filters were helping.
“They were a great idea, but it was the same thing for us as it was for the people in the water,” he told AFP news agency.
“When you swim in water it is very cold, it is quite difficult to get warm and you need to use a swimsuit and gloves and not have your whole body covered up, especially when you are at the water’s edge.”
McBride said he would have to use the pool again next year if it was not for the filters.
“We’re not doing it for ourselves,” he said.
“But for other people in this country it is the best thing we can do.”
The Irish Times understands that there are no filters in use at the pool where the boy was taken.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the outbreak in New Jersey is being investigated as a possible flu-related coronavirus outbreak.
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