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Toxic algae kills 2 dogs after swim in Napa County pond

A growth of blue-green algae in a pond in southern Napa County killed two dogs that swam in the murky water this week, causing local officials Friday to issue a county-wide warning. The warning by the county’s board of supervisors urges would-be swimmers to avoid ponds, rivers and streams in the area that may be contaminated with the toxic blue-green algae. Algae poisoning in people can cause serious injury to the liver, kidney and nervous system if the affected water is swallowed.
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