Health Advisory for Tampa Bay Beach

TAMPA -- The Florida Department of Health says the beach at Simmons Park in Ruskin is a potential risk, and not safe for swimming.

FDOH says samples showed an above-threshold level of enterococci bacteria.

The beach will be re-sampled in a week, and when testing shows bacteria levels are back in line, the advisory will be lifted.

Enteric bacteria are signs of fecal pollution, which may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage.

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