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Advisory at two Hillsborough beaches lifted

TAMPA — An advisory issued last week at two Hillsborough beaches has been lifted, health department officials said Wednesday.

Ben T. Davis and Picnic Island beaches were placed under an advisory Dec. 12 after samples taken there showed above average levels of enterococci bacteria, which comes from fecal pollution from stormwater runoff, animals and human sewage, health department officials said.

Exposure to the bacteria may cause disease, infections or rashes.

Advisory at two Hillsborough beaches lifted 12/19/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:29pm]
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