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Hazardous Animal

Have you ever felt an itch after swimming in Narrabeen Lagoon? It is likely to be caused by parasitic flatworm larvae which are microscopic and usually burrow into the skin of water birds and aquatic snails.

You might experience the itch if the water temperature rises to over 24 degrees. If you get affected see a doctor or pharmacist to identify the itch-causing animal and the best remedy.