Several Galveston County beaches under bacteria advisory

- Several Galveston County beaches are under advisory for elevated bacteria levels.

The Galveston County Health District pulls samples from 52 monitoring stations weekly to test for the bacteria.

Twelve of them are under advisory.

Nine of the locations are along the Galveston Island seawall, two are on the Bolivar Peninsula and one is along the Texas City Dike.

When an advisory is put into effect, the area is tested daily until the levels return to normal.

A beach under advisory is not closed, but a sign at the beach will indicate that swimming is not recommended.

A couple days after he went swimming, the bacteria began eating away at one of his legs. He had to have the leg amputated.
He was in the water for only a short time, and doctors said he likely contracted the bacteria through a cut in his foot.
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