Area of high bacteria found in Daytona Beach; swimmers warned

Members of the Department of Health in Volusia County tested 13 sites along the coast and found one spot near Main Street in Daytona Beach that has high levels of bacteria.

As a result, county officials have issued a swimming advisory in the area.

To be clear, they say the advisory is not a closure, just a recommendation.

According to a release, "A swimming advisory means contact with the water may pose an increased risk of infectious disease based upon Environmental Protection Agency criteria."

Officials say the affected site represents a small section of Volusia County's coastline.  

The Department's Healthy Beaches Program monitors 13 sites that span over 40 miles of beach.  

Bacteria levels tested lower at all the other sites.  

The advisory only is for the beach area around Main Street.