Bacteria Advisory: Roosevelt Bridge, Sandsprit Park, Leighton Park and Stuart Sandbar

An advisory is now in effect for the waters near Sandsprit Park, Leighton Park and the Stuart Sandbar. The Roosevelt Bridge has been under advisory since May 25. … Click here to read more

Avoid Contact Advisory: High enteric bacteria levels at Roosevelt and Leighton Park Bridges, Sandsprit Park

Samples collected on Monday, February 1st and Wednesday, February 3rd are above acceptable levels at the Leighton Park Bridge, Roosevelt Bridge, and now Sandsprit Park. The advisory to avoid contact with the water in these areas is in effect. … Click here to read more

Enterococcus bacteria advisory: Avoid contact with water at Leighton Park and Roosevelt Bridge

Bacteria samples collected on Monday, January 25th, are still exceeding the acceptable level for enterococcus bacteria at the Leighton Park and Roosevelt Bridge locations. The advisory to avoid contact with the water in these areas is still in effect. The results from the remaining locations are within the acceptable range. Samples will be collected again on Monday, February 1 … Click here to read more

Influenza (flu) advisory issued for Martin County

An influenza advisory is now in effect in for Martin County following higher than normal rates of influenza and influenza like illness (ILI). Seasonal influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. Symptoms of influenza include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. … Click here to read more

High levels of bacteria at Roosevelt Bridge, continuing near Palm City’s Leighton Park

Due to high levels of bacteria, residents are urged to avoid contact with river water near Leighton Park, Palm City, and The Roosevelt Bridge, Stuart. Health risks include upset stomach, diarrhea, eye irritation and skin rashes. … Click here to read more

Rep. Gayle Harrell (R-83) declares message to Congress urging Everglades Restoration

From The Sunshine State News: Flanked by toxic-water weary Treasure Coast officials and other constituents, Rep. Gayle Harrell, (R- District 83, includes part of central Martin and St. Lucie counties), unveiled a memorial this morning she vows to shepherd through the House and all the way to Washington, D.C. … Click here to read more

State sees alarming obesity trends in Martin County

“The more you weigh, the shorter you live and the sicker you get,” said Dr. John Armstrong, Florida’s Surgeon General visiting the St. Lucie and Martin County Health Departments … Click here to read more

Dengue fever update (video): 20 confirmed cases acquired in the Rio and Jensen Beach area

Of the cases, 13 are Martin County residents, two non-Florida residents, one Palm Beach County resident and four St. Lucie County residents who visited Martin County, the health department said. See WPTV video … Click here to read more

Bacteria levels elevated in some Martin County waters

The Martin County Health Department is urging residents to avoid contact with the St. Lucie River at Leighton Park and near the mouth of Bessey Creek in Palm City after testing revealed higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria, according to TCPalm. … Click here to read more

FL’s worst TB outbreak in the nation as MC Health Dept ends primary care service for adults/children

The Palm Beach Post investigates as Florida’s TB outbreak, dubbed the worst in the nation in 20 years, flourished as state and federal health officials placed political concerns and protocols ahead of informing the general public, documents and interviews show…[Last] Thursday, the Martin County branch of the Department of Health announced that it was ending its primary care services for adults and children, along with prenatal care for pregnant women. … Click here to read more

Martin County to battle mosquito fallout from Isaac’s rains: check your spray schedule here

CBS12 reports that with the rains from Isaac this week it won’t take long for a mosquito to take over your neighborhood. In less than 3 days, mosquitoes can lay eggs and breed in standing water. Check out your zone and daily spray schedule … Click here to read more