comscore High bacteria levels found at Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii News | Top News

High bacteria levels found at Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki

High bacteria levels have been detected at Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki Wednesday morning.

The Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch detected enterococci levels of 150 per 100 milliliters in the water during routine monitoring today.

Elevated levels of enterococci indicate potentially harmful microorganisms that may cause illnesses to beachgoers.

Gastroenteritis is the most common illness associated with swimming in water polluted with fecal pathogens, health officials say. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, headache or fever.

Other minor illnesses include ear, eye, nose and throat infections.

An advisory will remain in effect for Kahanamoku Beach until water sample results no longer exceed the threshold of 130 enterococci per 100 milliliters.

Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up