Alameda Water Contaminated

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Alameda Water Contaminated

Postby Big Al » Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:26 pm

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!
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Postby pipedragon » Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:40 pm

Yuck!! I knew there was something wrong lately. :vom:
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Postby Guest » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:59 pm

I started itching after reading this :)
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Postby bhsu24 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:20 am

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.
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Postby Hana » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:26 am

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.
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Postby Guest » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:06 pm

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.
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How does the water know???

Postby Not too bright » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:18 pm

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.
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Postby Rebecca » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:03 pm

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
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Postby Guest » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:27 pm

Nothing like a good ole military shower in the cold outside :)
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