Partner Advertisements
DC Tri Club Forum {dialogue}

Previous Page   Page: 1   Next Page

WTOP reports flesh eating bacteria in the Potomac River
CREATED: 07/30/14 by HappyRunner REPLIES: 2
HappyRunner's ravatar HappyRunner    JOINED: 1/15/11    POSTS: 206
WTOP reports flesh eating bacteria in the Potomac River
POSTED: 7/30/14 4:56 PM

As a season-pass holder for the Thursday night Wave One swims in the Potomac, I really don't think twice about the water quality. I swim, I don't get sick, neither do others, so I figure "no problem." But I'm not exactly sure how I should process this report about a man who contracted flesh-eating vibrio bacteria while swimming in the Potomac over the Fourth of July weekend.

GeoffD's ravatar GeoffD    JOINED: 7/30/14    POSTS: 3
RE: WTOP reports flesh eating bacteria in the Potomac River
POSTED: 7/30/14 5:57 PM

Thanks for sharing the article. Since I'm moving to Alexandria in Sept... I'll have 2nd thoughts now swimming in the Potomac.

Spot99    JOINED: 4/15/11    POSTS: 29
RE: WTOP reports flesh eating bacteria in the Potomac River
POSTED: 7/31/14 6:40 AM

I think it is probably an inaccurate conclusion in the report. The bacteria was likely on the wood that caused the scratch rather than hanging out in the Potomac. I would be more worried about the microbe that crawls up a person's nose and eats his or her brain (this happens once or twice a year when water is warm and not moving fast) or a shark that makes a wrong turn and heads up to the river (hasn't happened for a while, but could happen any day).

Dave

Previous Page   Page: 1   Next Page

New Post

Only logged in and active members of the DC Triathlon Club may post messages on the Forum.


Search Terms

 
Match Criteria