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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County health officials are advising people to stay out of the Jordan River because of a low level of an algae-related toxin found in the water, but they say there shouldn't be a health threat for boaters.

The county Health Department Health is advising people to not enter the water itself and to keep dogs from entering or drinking river water.

They also say toxins present at the level detected in the river haven't been found to present a health threat to people boating on the river's surface.

Evidence of the toxin was found in samples taken from the Jordan Narrows. That's where the river enters Salt Lake County,

The department says symptoms of exposure can include headache, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

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