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Bay County Health Department Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program Continues Health Advisory 

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The advisory for the Panama City Beach Access #41 (SP 5), 11211 Front Beach Road, location is still in effect. None of the other nine sampling locations have advisories posted.

 

Healthy Beaches advisories are designed to protect swimmers from increased risk of gastrointestinal illnesses. At a lower occurring level, there may also be increased risks of upper respiratory infections, skin rashes, and ear infections. Healthy Beaches advisories are not related to Necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection.

Beaches are open and they are safe for visitors, but use caution when entering an open body of water. If you have breaks in the skin such as cuts or sores, avoid getting in the water. If you are immunocompromised, wear shoes or foot protection to avoid getting cut by shells or rocks on the beach or in the water. Click the link to go to our Environmental Health Water Programs page for more information on beach water quality.

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