Would you swim here after reading these signs ?
We were really looking forward to a swim here this morning .... until we read the signs , Had a coffee & swam at the beach later instead as my husband has a weak heart etc , would you have gone in for a swim ?
No, I wouldn't have gone in for a swim here either. I haven't seen one of these signs before, but our beaches usually have signs with a long list of what you're not allowed to do at the beach ie: No smoking, no pets, no everything!
No...it is a risk...does this exist? I rather go to other safe beaches.
I would stay out of the water under these conditions. It wouldn't be worth the potential risk to me.
Actually many water bodies are now contaminated with those micro organisms. It is hard to get them out of it.
You would be fine. If you soaked in it for hours then you might have some enter your body but even then you wouldn't be killed by it, or even notice.
I think I would lose my motivation to swim by the time I'd gotten to the end of that sign.
Amoebic meningitis sure sucks the fun out of swimming.
No. I always get water in my nose and it gets everywhere so I know I'd get the amoebic meningitis if I swam in that area.
Sounds really fatal if there's no practical treatment of the water there! Probably an area avoided by locals!
Sometimes there is NO sign of danger if it will hurt the one major money maker: tourism
I.E.. A few years ago Mayor Mufi of Honolulu Hawai'i allowed tons of raw sewage to go to the Waikiki beaches for three days.
A guy died of the worst horrible death from being thrown in - total whole body failure that blew up his body unrecogniziable.
BTW - Honoluolu has no law, just an memorandum of understanding that says no ship to dump sewage withing 3 miles of shore - but I promise you, in high tide the Ala Moana Beach becomes a cesspool that you can smell.
When I lived there I only went during low-tide when the toilet bowl is flushed out. I had so many skin infections - which never happened again living in AZ.
Amoebic meningitis is a very serious illness that is an infection of the brain and the membranes covering the brain, almost always ends in death.
After catching it you would be lucky to live 2 weeks. Lots of kids have died from it so it might be tasty --- for a very short time...........
hmmmmmm, prolly not hey, even if I could manage swimming without getting water anywhere near my head, (can't count on that) I think it would take away from the entire experience. So in that case, not worth the effort. Oh and because Amoebic meningitis sounds hella scary.
I would surely not have gone for a swim in those waters. It seems risky to me, this disease is very dangerous. Simply would not worth it.
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