Enteric bacteria levels elevated: Residents urged to avoid contact with waters near Roosevelt Bridge

Enteric bacteria inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and their presence in recreational waters is an indication of fecal pollution … Click here to read more

Fourth case of travel-related Zika in Martin

The Florida Department of Health announces three new travel-associated cases today with one in Miami-Dade, one in Hillsborough and one in Martin counties. That brings Martin’s total to four … Click here to read more

Avoid contact with river water: Bacteria levels elevated at Leighton Park in Palm City

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is urging residents to avoid contact with the river water near Leighton Park by the old Palm City Bridge after tests revealed higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria. Enteric bacteria inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and their presence in recreational waters is an indication of fecal pollution. … Click here to read more

New health concern in Martin: Encephalitis detected in Jensen, Indiantown sentinel chickens

From WPTV: Martin County has a new health concern. According to the Florida Department of Health, the presence of the St. Louis encephalitis virus has been detected in sentinel chickens in the Jensen Beach and Indiantown area. … Click here to read more

Bacteria levels elevated at Sandsprit Park

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is urging residents to avoid contact with the water near Sandsprit Park in Stuart after testing revealed higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria. A water advisory remains in effect for the waters near the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Leighton Park and near the mouth of Bessey Creek in Palm City. … Click here to read more