Health advisories issued for some Bay County beaches

(The Florida Department of Health in Bay County)
(The Florida Department of Health in Bay County)(WJHG)
Published: Aug. 28, 2019 at 3:40 AM CDT
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Some healthy beaches advisories have been lifted in Bay County, but some are still in effect.

The Bay County Health Department has lifted the advisory for Panama City Beach City Pier Beach at 16201 Front Beach Road #D (shown as SP 2 on the map).

They say the advisories for Delwood Beach located at the end of Jan Cooley Drive (SP 8), Upper Grand Lagoon, Beach Drive (SP10), and Dupont Bridge (SP11) are still in effect.

A new advisory has been issued by health officials at Laguna Beach at 19440 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach (SP2).

These advisories are put in place by the health department when the saltwater beach water quality sample results come back as poor. The samples check for enteric bacteria, which is a sign of fecal pollution. It can be caused from storm water runoff, pets and wildlife, and human sewage.

The advisories are issued to protect swimmers from gastrointestinal illnesses, upper respiratory infections, skin rashes, or ear infections. The health department says these advisories are not related to necrotizing fasciitis, a rare complication.

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