Upper Respiratory Infection

12:11 May 28 2024 Avon, NC - Haulover Day Use Area

My 4 years old got an Upper respiratory infection after swimming on the Sound side of Avon where the cars are able to drive onto the beach. Severe coughing, fever, vomiting, runny nose.
Additional Data
What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Vomiting,Respiratory Illness,Fever
Did you see a doctor?: Yes
If treated, what was the diagnosis and treatment?: Nebulizer
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?: --
How long did your illness last?: Four to five days
Will you allow Surfrider Foundation to contact you? If yes, please provide info below. This will not be shared publicly.: No
Did you observe a distinct source of pollution or algal bloom? Please describe.: There was glass in the water, and black stains on the sand in the water. Cars are allowed onto the beach and this may have caused the black stains, perhaps oil?
Which state (if US) or country (if non-US) were you visiting?: NC

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