Officials: Re-sampling scheduled after advisory was issued for Maryland beach

On Thursday, health officials issued an advisory for a Wicomico County beach.

The Wicomico County Health Department says Cove Road Beach is currently under an advisory due to elevated bacteria levels in the water. Officials say the elevated levels are typically seen after prolonged periods of heavy rainfall. Re-sampling will apparently happen on  Thursday, and results will be available on Friday afternoon.

According to officials, exposure to bacteria, viruses, and parasites in contaminated water can cause symptoms and diseases ranging from ear, nose, and eye infections to diarrhea, vomiting, hepatitis, encephalitis, skin rashes, and respiratory illnesses. Health officials offer the following tips for avoiding the risk of getting sick: 

-Pay attention to contamination and advisory warnings and stay out of polluted water
– Avoid swimming at beaches after heavy rainfall
– Stay out of murky or foul-smelling water
–  Avoid beach water if you have an open wound or infection
– Swim without putting your head under water

Roaring Point Beach does not have elevated bacteria levels. 
For more information, call the Department of Environmental Health at 410-546-4446.

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