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Beach sickness on South Padre after Hurricane Harvey

18:42 Dec 18 2017 South Padre Island

Description
Became ill with symptoms of e-coli after making sandcastles on the South Padre beach 2 weeks after Hurricane Harvey passed through Texas. The beach looked clean. Off-season so not many people around. After discussing everything we ate as a family and the only person who got sick was me, we had to rule out food poisoning. I was the only family member who churned up the sand. We researched on-line and all concluded it had to be beach sickness.
Additional Data
What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Vomiting,Diarrhea
Did you see a doctor?: No
How long after you were in the water did your illness symptoms start?: Within the day
How many times have you been sick from the water at this beach?: One
How long did your illness last?: One to three Days
Will you allow Surfrider Foundation to contact you? If yes, please provide info below. This will not be shared publicly.: Yes

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