LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Blue-green algae toxins have been detected at the Alva and Davis Boat Ramp’s on the Caloosahatchee River.
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has issued a health alert for those areas based on reports of algae toxins found by the boat ramps. The department is recommending people avoid contact with the water.
Blue-green algae can cause gastrointestinal effects if swallowed, according to local health officials. Children and pets are especially vulnerable, so everyone should keep them away from the water during a bloom.
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