Possible risk of illness for swimmers at beaches on Jekyll Island, health department says

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — The Glynn County Health Department issued a water advisory on Tuesday that may impact swimmers at two Jekyll Island beaches.

Health officials found a high level of bacteria in the water at Great Dunes Beach and Glory Beach.


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It’s called enterococcus bacteria, and it’s found in humans and some wildlife, according to the health department.

The bacteria could pose a risk to swimmers who may become ill after exposure.

The water advisory does not mean that the beaches have closed; however, visitors are urged not to swim or wade in the affected water. Any caught seafood should be thoroughly washed with fresh water and cooked.

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