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HEALTH ADVISORY UPDATES Water Quality Health Advisory Rescinded for County Park West

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Pensacola, Fla. – Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is rescinding the health advisories for the following location in Escambia County, Florida due to an adequate reduction in bacteria levels: County Park West, Gulf side – near Fort Pickens gate

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) encourages everyone to maximize the health benefits and fun of summertime spent in and around Florida's waters: play it safe and keep it healthy.

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Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver disease. While normally not fatal, persons with chronic liver or kidney disease or compromised immune systems are more likely to experience a severe illness, leading to liver failure and possible death.

The symptoms of hepatitis A can include: fever, jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), tiredness, loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, diarrhea, and gray clay-colored stool. If you have symptoms of hepatitis A, you should visit your health care provider for evaluation. People that are exposed to hepatitis A may be given vaccine or immune globulin within 14 days of exposure to prevent infection.

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