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Livingston County warns of harmful algal blooms on Conesus Lake

Livingston County warns of harmful algal blooms on Conesus Lake

WHECTV
Updated: September 20, 2019 11:28 AM
Created: September 20, 2019 11:19 AM

GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) — Livingston County is warning that harmful algal blooms have been found along the southeast shoreline of Conesus Lake.

In a health alert put on the county's website, residents are warned that contact with the algae could lead to health issues such as itching, rashes, fever, headache, upper respiratory symptoms, vomiting, and diarrhea. Since those symptoms are not just caused by harmful algae contact, anyone with those symptoms should seek medical attention.

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The county advises locals to not drink or use the lake water for cooking, and to avoid swimming, wading, playing, or coming into direct contact with water that is discolored. Residents should also keep pets from drinking or coming into contact with discolored water.

Anyone with questions should contact the Livingston County Department of Health at 243-7280 or by email at dept-of-health@co.livingston.ny.us.


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