Health Advisory for Bacteria Levels
May 20, 2016
Enteric bacteria inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and their presence in recreational waters is an indication of fecal pollution. The bacteria may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage. Symptoms of exposure for those who ingest or come in contact with the water may include upset stomach, diarrhea, eye irritation and skin rashes. For more information, please contact St. Lucie’s Environmental Health Division at 772-873-4931.
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