Swimming Advisory Issued For Parts of Miami Beach

A Swimming Advisory is in effect for part of Miami Beach, health department officials announced Wednesday.

The advisory was issued for North Shore (73rd Street) after beach water samples did not meet state water quality standard. Officials did not say how long the advisory will remain in effect.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County advises residents and beachgoers to not swim or come in contact with the water at the affected location.

High levels of enterococci were found in the water, officials said.

The bacteria is normally found in the intestinal tracks of humans and animals, and which may cause disease, infections or illness. 

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