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UPDATE: Health Advisory lifted for Davis Island Beach

Sampling conducted by the Florida Department of Health on April 19th showed that bacteria levels at Davis Islands Beach have returned to safe levels.

TAMPA – A health advisory has been issued for Davis Island Beach due to high bacteria levels.

On Thursday, the Florida Department of Health said that recent water samples were above the threshold for enterococci bacteria. The presence of the bacteria could be due to "stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife or human sewage."

Swimming is not recommended as the bacteria is considered a potential risk to the public, causing disease, rashes or infections.

They added that the beach will be re-sampled in a week.

After the re-sampling indicates that the water is within the satisfactory range, the advisory will be lifted.

An advisory is issued when the beach action value is 70.5 or higher.

Ed.: You can check the most recent beach test results for Hillsborough County by visiting this link.