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Beach Advosry Removed - Tarpon Bay Beach Tests Below Unsafe Level

By Lee-PIO

January 09, 2018

Contact:
Florida Department of Health in Lee County
Lee-PIO@flhealth.gov

Lee County, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is removing its advisory about high bacteria levels at Tarpon Bay Beach.  Tests completed today for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples taken January 8, 2018 showed levels under the maximum contaminant level.

Tarpon Bay Beach is located at 111 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957.

Enterococcus bacteria normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals. The presence of an elevated concentration of these bacteria is an indicator of pollution, which may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife or sewage.

Elevated levels of Enterococcus bacteria have been associated with an increased risk of swimming-associated gastroenteritis illness (diarrhea and abdominal pain).

For more information call (239) 274-2200.

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