CONESUS LAKE – The Livingston County Department of Health has issued ba health advisory for algal blooms or blue green Algae which were recently discovered on Conesus Lake.
According to a press release from Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director, the blooms were seen in various areas along the North and East shorelines.
Contact with the algae may result in some health effects such as itching rashes, fever, headache, upper respiratory symptons, vomiting and diarrhea.
THE ADISORY READS:
“You are advised not to drink or use the lake water for cooking and do not swim, wade, play, or come into direct contact with water that is discolored or has scums on the surface. Pets should not be allowed to drink or to come into contact with discolored water. If contact occurs, wash with soap and clean water to remove algal material. Always rinse after coming into contact with any surface water whether or not a blue-green algae bloom is present. Avoid contact with surface water when open cuts or wounds are present on the body. “