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Poop advisory lifted for Key Biscayne’s Dog Beach

Meeka, a Boston Terrier, is curious during his first visit to Key Biscayne’s popular Dog Beach in 2011. On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the health department issued a “no swimming” after water samples showed high levels of enterococci, a fecal bacteria known to cause illness.
Meeka, a Boston Terrier, is curious during his first visit to Key Biscayne’s popular Dog Beach in 2011. On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the health department issued a “no swimming” after water samples showed high levels of enterococci, a fecal bacteria known to cause illness. Miami Herald File

The latest poop from Miami-Dade’s Florida Department of Health office: the amount of poop — or other bacteria — on Key Biscayne’s Dog Beach waters is low enough for swimming again.

On Wednesday, the department lifted its swimming advisory issued last Thursday. Monday’s microbial water tests were “satisfactory.”

According to the department's website, water tests May 3 and 4 rated “poor” (at least 70.5 Enterococcus per 100 milliliters of water) with “increased risk of infectious disease.” Monday’s water test came up “good” (35 Enterococcus or lower per 100 ml per water).

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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