[Tallahassee, Fla] Last week, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) issued a statement clarifying that there are ‘no public health concerns’ in Walton or Okaloosa counties after a social media post claimed the waters off the Emerald Coast were the source of a bacterial infection. The post went viral and was shared more than 170,000 times, but the source of the post did not contact either of the counties or FDOH.
To help ensure the public has factual information, FDOH has distributed information about necrotizing fasciitis, the bacteria mentioned in the Facebook post.
Read the FDOH fact sheet here.
Visit HealthyOkaloosa.com and search “healthy beaches” to learn more about how Okaloosa County monitors water quality.