Health warning issued due to red tide on Florida’s west coast – Telemundo Miami (51)
The red tide has returned to southwest Florida and a health warning has been issued for most of the Lee County coast. Authorities are advising people with allergic and respiratory problems to stay away from the beaches.
One of the resorts with the highest reported rate of red tide, it had a large influx of people and there was no obstacle for hundreds of visitors to enjoy a day at the beach this weekend.
The carinia breveis flowers, a type of toxic algae, are known as red tides, once again on the west coast of Florida, where the Lee County Health Department has placed a warning alert on many beaches, warning of the effects that can cause ranging from skin, nose and throat irritation. To mild respiratory problems.
But at Fort Myers Beach, some visitors have reported certain effects. The most recent map from the Fish and Wildlife Commission shows concentration levels of red tides ranging from Bonita Springs to Sanibel.
The authorities made available the phone line 1 800 222 1222 to report any health effects of the red tide.