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No Swim Advisory issued for Palma Sola beach

MANATEE COUNTY (July 27th) – A No Swim Advisory was issued for the Palma Sola Beach South access after high levels of fecal bacteria were found in the water, according to The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County.

Recent samplings of the waters on the south side of the causeway detected high levels of enterococci bacteria, which is known to cause human disease, infections or rashes. The presence of enterococci bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution often caused by stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife or human sewage.

Beachgoers are warned not to bathe at this park. Health officials said other Manatee County beaches are not under this advisory.

The advisory will be lifted once re-sampling indicates it's safe.

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