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Sewage Ruled Out as E. Coli Cause

Testing continues on the beaches at Lake Wildwood–trying to find the source of the E-Coli outbreak that has left four children seriously ill. Water samples are being gathered on Mondays and Thursdays, and other samples, such as animal droppings, have been taken to a lab for analysis. Nevada County Environmental Health Department Director Amy Irani explains the process…

Listen to Amy Irani 1

There have been 14 confirmed cases–11 of them are children. While the testing has not confirmed a cause, Irani says the Public Works Department has ruled out one possible cause…

Listen to Amy Irani 2

Irani says since young children have gotten sick, dirty diapers and children splashing around that area is still a possibility. The lake’s beaches are closed, and a ‘no swimming’ advisory is in effect until further notice.

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