Elevated levels of fecal bacteria prompts health advisories for multiple Oregon coast beaches

OREGON COAST (KPTV) – Health advisories were issued Tuesday for three Oregon beaches after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria.

The Oregon Health Authority said the advisories affect Rockaway Beach and Neskowin Beach in Tillamook County and D River Beach in Lincoln County.

The public, especially children and the elderly, should avoid direct contact with the water until the advisories are lifted. This includes contact with nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, and water runoff flowing into the ocean.

The bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses.

Although OHA advises against water contact,

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