Something Very Bad In Our Waters? La Jolla Cove Has Bacterial Infections & Superbug MRSA

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Everybody! Out Of The Water?

Five lifeguards who patrol the waters at La Jolla Cove have contracted bacterial infections — including the superbug MRSA — over the last three months.

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Both 10News San Diego and CBS8 San Diego have reported that five La Jolla Cove lifeguards have contracted bacterial infections, including the superbug MRSA, over the last three months.

What Could Have Caused The Infections?

The high levels of bacteria are likely from the famous La Jolla beach’s growing population of sea lions.

The image below is from the County of San Diego Beach Water Quality Report website.

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Did This Just Happen?

In case you think this is just a recent problem, look at the date below

Chronic Advisory: La Jolla
Station: Children’s Pool
Status Since: September 1997
Bacteria levels may exceed health standards. Avoid water contact in the advisory area.

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