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Fecal Bacteria Prompts Swim Advisory at Crandon South, North Shore

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    Fecal Bacteria Prompts Swim Advisory at Crandon South, North Shore

    A swimming advisory was issued for beaches at Crandon South and North Shore Wednesday after water samples showed high levels of fecal bacteria, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade said.

    The advisory was issued in the areas of Crandon Park Key Biscayne and the area of 73rd Street and Collins Avenue.

    The advisory was issued after two consecutive water samples collected at the beach exceeded the federal and state recommended standard for enterococci, officials said. The advisory recommends not swimming at the beach until further testing is done.

    Enterococci are normally found in the intestinal tract of humans and animals and can cause diseases, infections or illnesses for humans such as urinary tract infections and, though less frequently, meningitis and pneumonia.

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