Fecal bacteria causes swimming advisory for North Shore on Miami Beach

High levels of fecal bacteria has forced health officials to issue swimming advisories for the North Shore area of Miami Beach.

The Department of Health issued the advisory for the 73rd Street beach off Collins Avenue after samples showed high levels of enterococci bacteria.

Two water samples exceeded the Federal standards for enterocooci.

"Samples of beach water collected at North Shore in Miami Beach the most southern portion of Miami Beach did not meet the recreational water quality standard for enterococci," the Miami-Dade office of the Department of Health said in its advisory.

Exposure to fecal bacteria, which can come from wildlife or human sewage, can lead to disease or infection.

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