SHUT DOWN: Playa de Fuentebravia was closed after E.coli was found

A BEACH in Andalucia has been shut down after E.coli was detected.

The Ministry of Health temporarily banned the public from Playa de Fuentebravia in Cadiz on Thursday.

The stunning beach will remain closed until the source of the E.coli has been established.

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“The main thing is the safety of citizens,” delegate of Health in Andalucia, Isabel Paredes, said.

“At the moment we can only say that an alteration of microbiological parameters has been detected and that this measure has been taken for safety.”

It comes after routine sampling by the Andalucian Health Service (SAS) in the sea at Fuentebravia revealed excessive levels of the bacteria.

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The levels of ‘microbiological parameters’ exceeded those set out in Royal Decree 1341/2007, which covers the quality of bathing waters.

An SAS statement said: “There is no danger to people who have bathed.”

From June 23-27, E.coli was only found at one site, the wastewater treatment plant on June 25.

An E.coli infection can cause diarrhoea, blood in poo, vomiting, stomach cramps, and fever, according to the NHS.

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