Emergency Warning to Tourists Visiting New Zealand, Health Bulletin # 4
Posted by feww on February 28, 2008
[New Zealand Poisoning Syndrome (NZPS), Health Bulletin # 4. Sewage contaminated beaches, Feb. 16, 2008]
NZ Sewage Contaminated Beach Is Finally Closed!
Owhiro Bay beach was finally closed by Wellington City Council. Visitors are warned to stay clear of the sewage polluted water. Sewage and other microbiological pollution levels are so high they would cause a serious health hazard.
The presence of enterococci in the water makes it extremely dangerous for swimming or recreational contact, as cuts and skin lesions could become infected.
Visitors are warned against consuming fish and other marine animals caught in New Zealand’s contaminated waters. Original report