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Melbourne beach gastro risk amid Port Phillip Bay faeces contamination

January 3, 2017
Public Health and Wellbeing


Authorities are warning of high levels of faecal pollution at some of Melbourne’s most popular beaches after recent flash flooding, sparking concerns about gastroenteritis.
Key points:
Beaches from Werribee South to Frankston in Melbourne unsuitable for swimming
Storms have swept “poo” into Port Phillip Bay, EPA says
No problems at beaches south of Frankston
EPA Victoria is forecasting poor water quality — indicating unsuitable conditions for swimming — at 21 of the 36 beaches it monitors in Port Phillip Bay.
The affected beaches span from Werribee South on Melbourne’s south-western fringe to Frankston, about 40 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

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Published by: ABC News  2/1/2017