Martin County health officials offer ‘Healthy Summer Tips’: Naegleria, Vibrio among health risks


Naegleria fowleri: The safest way to prevent infections is to avoid swimming in warm standing waters such as lakes and ponds. (Source: Outbreak News Today)


Residents are urged to avoid contact with visible algae in the water. Cyanobacteria, a type of blue-green algae, can release toxins that can be harmful to people and pets, according to Outbreak News Today.

As temperatures rise in freshwater lakes and ponds, so does the threat of the parasite, Naegleria fowleri.

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