Sick after surfing Waikiki 4/30/19

11:17 May 2 2019 Waikiki, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 96815, USA

Immediately after surfing I started to feel a chill in my body and a sore throat. Within an hour I was flat out in bed with burning eyes, nose and throat along with a fever. Later that day it was reported that two waikiki beaches near where I surfed had tested extremely high for bacteria (Kuhio beach has bacteria 13x the safe level! How can that happen?) It’s now a couple days later and I feel about 80% better, but I won’t go back in the water until I hear that the waikiki beaches have been taken off the polluted list. It’s not worth the risk.
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Did you see a doctor?: No
How long after you were in the water did your illness symptoms start?: Immediately
How many times have you been sick from the water at this beach?: One
How long did your illness last?: One to three Days
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