Officials warn people about harmful algae blooms on the Ohio River

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INDIANA (WEHT) – Indiana officials are warning people about harmful algae blooms on the Ohio River near Cincinnati and Louisville.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and State Department of Health are cautioning swimmers and boaters to be careful in all recreational waters this time of the year.

People are being told to avoid contact with visible algae or swallowing water.

Pets and livestock should also not be allowed to swim in or drink untreated water.

Exposure to the algae blooms can lead to rashes, eye irritation, nausea, and other symptoms.

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(This story was originally published on September 30, 2019)

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