Warning flood victims could be at risk of gastro and skin infections from swimming to safety through contaminated water
- Record-breaking floodwaters have inundated Queensland and northeast NSW
- A medical expert has warned to avoid contaminated floodwater where possible
- People have been sharing social media stunts such as swimming in the deluge
Doctors have warned of a wave of gastroenteritis and skin infections caused by floodwaters in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW.
Torrential downpours caused flooding along the Queensland coast before the storm moved south, causing rivers to break their banks and putting Lismore underwater by Monday afternoon.
Australian College for Emergency…