DNR Warns of Algae Risks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) -- The blue-green algae around the shoreline of Lake Winnebago is a smelly mess.

The Department of Natural Resources and health officials from Calumet, Fond du Lac and Winnebago counties are advising you to stay away from it because of the health risk.

Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Diane Cappozzo says it can make you sick if you swallow it, get it on your skin or inhale it.

The DNR recommends avoiding swimming, wading, skiing or coming into contact with the algae blooms.

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