St. John Valley

Madawaska warns of swimmer’s itch

MADAWASKA, Maine — The town of Madawaska has issued a warning of swimmer’s itch in lake water.

Officials urged swimmers Tuesday to take these precautions if choosing to swim: apply waterproof sunscreen, oil-based lotion or baby oil; towel dry vigorously and shower or rinse upon leaving the water; and avoid snail-infested areas.

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