It's scary stuff for sure, cut my feet up on my fin on Saturday, kept surfing for hours, so far so good. It says in the article that it mostly affects those with compromised immune systems, so hopefully i'm good to go.
We'll all be surfing in HAZMAT (wet)suits one of these days.
No sickness yet, but I did get a strange rash on my thighs...seems like some type of sea lice thing. Not itchy just red bumps, has happened before this time of the year after longer sessions with a suit on. I was in the Lido area Sat and Sun morning. Surf was real fun, totally worth it.