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CanadaSunset Beach closed to swimming due to high E. coli levels

09:35  30 june  2019
09:35  30 june  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Two city beaches have been closed for swimming ahead of Canada Day weekend after Toronto Public Health found elevated levels of E . coli in the water. As a result, Toronto Public Health is advising people to swim at the beaches at their own risk. The warning is in effect until further notice.

Vancouver Coastal Health over the weekend issued swimming advisories for English Bay, Sunset and Jericho beaches due to high levels of E . coli Trout Lake has been closed to swimming and wading since July 19. Metro Vancouver beaches are monitored weekly from May to September to

Sunset Beach closed to swimming due to high E. coli levels © The Canadian Press Images/Bayne Stanley A high angle view of Sunset Beach at the northeast end of English Bay on the waterfront of Vancouver's West End residential area.

The summer season of health concerns with regard to Vancouver beaches has officially begun — just ahead of Canada Day.

Vancouver Coastal Health has tested high E. coli levels in the water at Sunset Beach.

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Exposure to contaminated water can lead to gastrointestinal illness, with symptoms like cramping, vomiting and diarrhea.

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Due to high levels of E . coli bacteria in the water, swimming and wading are strongly recommended against at English Bay, Jericho, and Sunset Beach in Vancouver. The notice was put into place on Saturday, August 11, after the bacteria count exceeded a level of more than 200 E . coli bacteria per

Swimming at Kits, Sunset beach not a good idea due to E . coli , says health authority. High levels of E . coli bacteria have been identified at all the locations, increasing the risk of gastro-intestinal illness for swimmers , waders, kayakers or anyone who comes in contact with the water. The advisories will be

E. coli is the same bacteria that can be found on vegetables or in beef. It is of particular concern for vulnerable populations such as kids and seniors.

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Vancouver Coastal Health has ordered the closure of three Vancouver beaches to wading and swimming due to high E . coli levels in the water. The health authority released an advisory on Saturday announcing unsafe levels of the bacteria in the waters of English Bay, Jericho, and Sunset

The Vancouver Park Board tweeted Saturday afternoon that Sunset Beach had been closed, saying it will be placing signage at the beach advising swimmers to stay away.

Vancouver Coastal Health’s safety guideline that determines when a beach is closed is 200 E. coli per 100 millilitre.

The health authority recorded levels of 798 per 100 millilitre at Sunset Beach.

Exposure to contaminated water can lead to gastrointestinal illness, with symptoms like cramping, vomiting and diarrhea.

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VANCOUVER— Due to high E . coli levels in the water, Vancouver Coastal Health is recommending against wading or swimming at Jericho Beach , English Bay and Sunset Beach . On Saturday, the three beaches were added to an advisory list, where direct contact with the water is not

Cork County Council has advised against swimming in seven beaches in the county due to concerns about levels of the E . coli bacteria in the water. Three of the affected beaches , Redbarn in Youghal, Garretstown near Kinsale and Garryvoe near Castlemartyr, are Blue Flag designated.

WATCH: (Aired Aug. 12, 2018) Three Vancouver beaches closed to swimming due to E.coli

This warning comes more than two weeks earlier than last year's closures over E. coli concerns, which eventually barred swimmers from six beaches in Metro Vancouver including Sunset.

Those beaches were closed for two weeks before reopening at the beginning of August, only for three of them to shut down again due to a bacterial bloom.

READ MORE: Kits, Sunset beach closed due to high E. coli levels hours before fireworks display

Vancouver Coastal Health advises anyone who comes into contact with water tainted with E. coli to take a shower and wash swimsuits immediately.

Those who think they may be sick are advised to seek medical attention.

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