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E. Coli Outbreak Closes Lake Wildwood Beach

It’s not very common in Nevada County, but it is a concern to health officials. There is an outbreak of E-coli, and it seems to be coming from the main beach at Lake Wildwood. That beach is closed right now until further notice. Nevada County Health Officer Doctor Ken Cutler says the department was first notified late last week…

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E-coli is normally a food-borne illness, but also can be found in feces. Animals such as deer and geese can also carry it. Cutler says there were seven cases identified, and in each victim, all at been to the Lake Wildwood beach. Health officials took water samples…

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It’s also recommending that no one do any recreational swimming in Lake Wildwood until further notice. Symptoms of E-coli include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and sometimes fever, and most people recover on their own within five to ten days. If you develop those symptoms, you should still contact your doctor right away. The illness is also more dangerous in young children than healthy adults.


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