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'No swim' advisory issued for Palma Sola Beach South access

Officials regularly test for fecal pollution in the area.

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — A "no swim" advisory has been issued for the Palma Sola Beach South access, which is located near 81st Street west on the south side of the causeway in Manatee County.

Officials say test results from this week do not meet Environmental Protection Agency swimming standards, and the water may pose an increased risk of passing along infectious diseases to people who go there.

The county regularly monitors beach water quality through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program.

"The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) which may cause human disease, infections or rashes," the health department said in an email.

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Enterococci bacteria are an indication of fecal pollution, which could be from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife, and human sewage, according to the EPA.

Other Manatee County beaches are not under advisories.

For more on Florida beach conditions, call 941-714-7593 or click here.

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