Withlacoochee River health alert
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Florida Department of Health has issued a health advisory for the Withlacoochee River in Madison and Hamilton counties.
According to the FDH, there is a possible fecal bacterial contamination in the river. Residents along the river or in the area of it are urged to take precautions if you come in contact with the river.
If you come into contact with the water, you are urged to wash thoroughly, especially before eating and drinking.
The FDH says “Water contaminated with elevated fecal bacteria presents several health risks to humans. Microbes in fecal bacteria could cause gastrointestinal issues and other conditions.”
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