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Outbreak Up To 14 Cases; 4 Children Seriously Ill

The Nevada County Health Department now says there are 14 E-Coli cases in the latest outbreak, which seems to stem from the beaches of Lake Wildwood. According to a news release, of those 14 cases, eleven are children. Four of those are facing a potentially life-threatening condition with anemia and kidney complications. The release says the commonality of the 14 cases is the use of Lake Wildwood’s Commodore Beach, often with unintentional ingestion of lake water. Testing of lake water continues twice a week, and the beaches are closed until further notice and a ‘no swimming’ advisory is still in effect. Public Health officials also say the latest known date of exposure is July 23, and if that remains the case, the beaches could be back open again by August 23.


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