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More advisories for La. beaches

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago July 26, 2013 Jul 26, 2013 Friday, July 26 2013 July 26, 2013 10:35 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: AE Stevenson, Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Fifteen beaches have warnings posted about potentially dangerous bacteria.

Scientists advise people to think twice before entering water in some of the region's popular coastal getaways, including Cypremort State Park, Grand Isle State Park #2, and Holly Beach.  Twenty-five beaches are monitored for bacteria.  Weekly tests are done to check the levels in the water.

The warnings come just a few weeks after scientists said flesh-eating bacteria sickened three people and killed another.  The bacteria is naturally occurring in warm seawater.

Experts recommend not going into the water with open wounds, since it increases risks of falling ill. Also, swallowing water and submerging your head can increase risks.

For a list of advisories click HERE.

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