Blue Green Algae found in St. Albans Bay


Blue Green Algae has been found in parts of Saint Albans Bay, and officials are warning to stay away from the dangerous blooms.
On Thursday, high levels of Cyanobacteria, also known as Blue Green Algae were reported in various locations around bay.
The bacteria has been found near the black bridge and the Saint Albans Bay boat launch.
Veterinarian’s are warning dog owners to keep there pups away from suspect water as symptoms of Cyanobacteria exposure in dogs are extremely serious and can even mean life or death if not treated quickly.
“You could see seizures, tremors, paralysis, its pretty scary, [and] its pretty fast, diarrhea, vomiting sometimes you can see that there gums are yellow from liver disease,” said Dr. Mallory Sullivan of  Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists.
Dr. Sullivan says the best way to stay safe from the algae is to keep away from any water that seems suspect

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