Water ad­vi­sory posted for beach

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - LOCAL - —— Star-Ad­ver­tiser staff and As­so­ci­ated Press

State health of­fi­cials is­sued a water qual­ity ad­vi­sory Thurs­day for Hanalei Bay Land­ing, where lev­els of en­te­ro­cocci ex­ceeded stan­dards.

The ad­vi­sory was posted at the beach and will re­main in ef­fect un­til the water no longer ex­ceeds ac­cept­able lev­els of en­te­ro­cocci, which could in­di­cate the pres­ence of harm­ful bac­te­ria, viruses, pro­to­zoa or par­a­sites that could lead to ill­ness.

“Chil­dren, the el­derly, and peo­ple with weak­ened im­mune sys­tems are the most likely pop­u­la­tions to de­velop ill­nesses or in­fec­tions af­ter com­ing into con­tact with pol­luted water, usu­ally while swim­ming,” health of­fi­cials said in a news re­lease, cit­ing gas­troen­teri­tis as the most com­mon ill­ness as­so­ci­ated with pol­luted water.

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