Staph infection after rain

17:03 May 30 2010 Kanaha (Kitebeach), Kahului, HI

Was on a beach after big rain. Got home with Major headache followed by fiver, muscle cramps, nightmares, sore growing lymph, pain in liver, and hart. Swollen Shin bone , purple color. Doctors find MRCA , treated on antibiotics for 10 days , Lots of puss came out of cut, little scratch turn in to opening in my skin about 3/8 in diameter. two weeks later it is healing about 1/8" to go. I Work as kiteboarding instructor , could not work since...

Kite beach is located near waste treatment plant, above north shore is thousands of acres of pesticide sprayed sugarcane fields. Currents usually travel along the shore for at least 10 miles collecting run off all the way to kitebeach where it reaches Kahului Harbor. Plus Kahului waste Injection wells some 2 million gallons a day? Well known not to get in a water after the rain!
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What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Skin Infection
Did you see a doctor?: Yes
If treated, what was the diagnosis and treatment?: Staph infection. MRCA
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?: Three
How long did your illness last?: 2 Weeks
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