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Advisory for Ben T. Davis Beach lifted

Advisory for Ben T. Davis Beach lifted

Tampa, Florida-- The advisory issued on June 26 for Ben T. Davis beach (South) has been lifted.

Testing produced satisfactory results, according to the Hillsborough County Health Department.

The advisory for Ben T. Davis Beach was issued on June 26 along with advisories for Davis Island beach, Simmons Park beach, Cypress Point beach, (North, and South).

Cool off at Summer Splash Bash

Cool off at Summer Splash Bash

Tampa, Fla. - Splash into summer with the 3rd Annual Summer Splash Bash, brought to you by Wellness USF, Housing, and Center for Student Involvement.

Enjoy healthy snacks, learn about sun safety, participate in a variety of activities, find out about the great resources available this summer, and MORE!

The first 50 people will get a Summer Safety Sack!

The event takes place Friday, July 13 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Magnolia Pool on campus. 

For more information, visit the Wellness Education website.

Health Advisory issued for 4 Tampa beaches

Health Advisory issued for 4 Tampa beaches

Tampa, Florida-- Hillsborough County saltwater beach monitoring results revealed traces of enterococci bacteria, resulting in a Health Advisory for four Tampa Beaches:

  • Ben T. Davis, (North, and South)
  • Cypress Point, (North, and South)
  • Davis Island
  • Simmons Park

According to the Health Department, this should be considered a potential risk to the bathing public.

Samples taken Monday were above threshold for enterococci bacteria, and the beach will be re-sampled Monday, July 2, 2012.

Health Department: Flood waters pose health risk

Health Department: Flood waters pose health risk

Tampa, Florida - The Hillsborough County Health Department warns against swimming or wading through floods left around the Bay area from Tropical Storm Debby,

According to a recent release, skin contact with flood waters does not, by itself, pose a serious health risk, but health hazards are a concern when waters become contaminated.

Flood waters may contain fecal material, associated bacteria, and viruses.

The Hillsborough County Health Department recommends the following precautions to prevent possible illness from flood waters:

Florida DOH: Alert to private well owners in flooded areas

Florida DOH: Alert to private well owners in flooded areas

Bartow, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health is advising private well owners affected by flood waters to take precautions against disease-causing organisms that may make their water unsafe to drink.

DOH recommends one of the following:

Free STD and HIV testing on June 29

Free STD and HIV testing on June 29

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The Hillsborough County Health Department offers free STD and HIV testing on Friday, June 29, in Recognition of National HIV Testing Day.

The Health Department encourages Hillsborough County residents to visit their downtown location, 1105 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa 33605, on Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to get tested and take part in the promotion of one's physical health. 

Health Advisory issued for Ben T. Davis Beach

Health Advisory issued for Ben T. Davis Beach

Hillsborough County, Florida-- A Health Advisory has been issued for Ben T. Davis, (South) beach based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA.

This should be considered a potential risk to the bathing public.

According to the Health Department, samples taken Monday were above threshold for enterococci bacteria. The beach will be re-sampled Monday, June 25, 2012.

The Health Department state that when re-sampling indicates the water is within the satisfactory range, the advisory will be lifted.