Residents of Lac Ste. Anne and Parkland are being advised to stay away from the waters of Lake Isle.

Alberta Health Services has issued a release informing residents that blue-green algae is present in the waters and they should avoid all contact, which includes no drinking, no eating fish from the lake, no swimming or wading, and no contact with the water.

Blue-green algae produces a toxin that can cause serious illness to animals or humans who drink or have skin contact with the water.

In some instances, dogs and cattle have died as a result of the algae.

No human deaths from the algae have been recorded.

Symptoms of blue-green algae poisoning include fever, headache, dizziness, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, skin and eye irritation, sore throat. and swollen lips.

Symptoms don’t usually last for more than two or three days.