Swimming advisory issued due to high E.coli levels

The Canadian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines recommend a level of less than 200 E.coli bacteria per 100 mL of water for swimming. According to Vancouver Coastal Health, which conducts testing for Metro Vancouver’s Beach Water Quality Report, two samples from Kitsilano Beach have tested over the threshold. Anyone who enters the water at Kits Beach is urged to wash their hands and shower immediately. Symptoms of E.coli sickness include bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and low-grade fever. At this point in time, Snug Cove, Trout Lake, and Kitsilano Beach are closed to swimming and wading. (CP)

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