Lake in Orlando tests positive for toxic algae

First positive test of Lake Rowena was on June 2

ORLANDO, Fla. – A blue-green algae bloom alert was issued for Lake Willisara.

Lake Willisara, which is in the southeast part of Orlando, tested positive for toxic algae on Aug. 16.

Orange County officials are asking people to not drink, swim, wade and boat in water where someone could see a visible bloom.

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Officials are asking everyone to wash their skin and clothes if they touch algae.

It is advised to keep pets away from this body of water.

The department of health said many types of blue-green algae can produce toxins.

Anyone who sees a blue-green algae bloom is asked to call 855-305-3903.