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Copiague Harbor Beach closed due to high bacteria levels

Copiague Harbor Beach has been closed to bathing after higher-than-acceptable bacterial levels were found, according to the Suffolk County health department.

The beach is located in an area that does not get much tidal flushing, a spokeswoman explained.

Bathing in such contaminated water "can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat," said Dr. James Tomarken, Suffolk health commissioner.

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