UPDATED May 3rd, 2018

We all know that winter is cold and flu season, but that’s no reason to stop the self-care and good hygiene as the weather warms up. There are all varieties of summer sickness (think summer rash and e-coli) that you need to know about in order to best protect yourself, your kids and your pets. These illnesses range from the annoying to the deadly so it’s important to be aware and take care to avoid exposure if at all possible.
Boy carrying boogie board to ocean
Generally speaking, insects or contaminated water can spread summer sickness during activities that we only partake in during these warmer months.With that in mind, you can take steps to prevent summer sickness when you’re armed with knowledge and a little bit of know-how. Here are 10 common summer illnesses you need to know about. Stay healthy and happy this year!