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Health and Swimming Advisory Issued for Two Virginia Beaches

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ACCOMAC, Va.- The Eastern Shore Health District has issued a health and swimming advisory for Guard Shore Beach in Bloxom, Va, and Kiptopeke State Park Beach in Cape Charles, Va.

The swimming advisory comes due to recent tests on the recreational waters. The results from these tests showed bacteria levels that were well over the state water quality standard, officials said. 

Signs have been posted in Guard Shore Beach and Kiptopeke State Park Beach telling visitors about the unsafe bacteria levels. Officials said they will continue monitoring the waters and checking the bacteria levels until they're confident the waters are safe to swim in.

To learn more about the beach water monitoring program in Virginia visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-epidemiology/beach-monitoring/

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