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Alameda Water Contaminated

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:26 pm
by Big Al
check this out

http://www.ktvu.com/news/4653595/detail.html

I was in the water at Alameda yesterday but luckily am not showing any symptoms. My nephew, however, has rash on his legs from this bacteria. Watch out!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:40 pm
by pipedragon
Yuck!! I knew there was something wrong lately. :vom:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:59 pm
by Guest
I started itching after reading this :)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:20 am
by bhsu24
I went out last weekend and all week i had these small bumps around my arm pits and the inside of my elbow. luckely they are gone now but damn those things itch.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:26 am
by Hana
ummm... I was kiting for a bit on Sunday but never had any symptoms... My skin must be not that sensitive enough to get ichy... but now I have to think twice about kiting there... hopefully, 3rd won't get any SW winds.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:06 pm
by Guest
Both feet are bad took over 30 hours to show up. So bad can't sleep at night. Also read that second time is worse because it is an allergic reaction.

How does the water know???

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:18 pm
by Not too bright
Just wondering, how does the water know to stay in Alameda? Not that far of a trip to crissy, Berk, TI.....humans really suck sometimes.....stop putting shit in the water.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:03 pm
by Rebecca
It's not humans. The rash is caused by the lavea of a snail that's typically found on the east coast. The rash is called swimmer itch and affects many areas on the east coast for a few weeks a year.

It's annoying but not harmful. To avoid it, rinse off with fresh water when you're done with your session and TOWEL OFF. Toweling off after a fresh water rinse seems to do the trick.

-Rebecca - The Shack

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:27 pm
by Guest
Nothing like a good ole military shower in the cold outside :)