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Continued: E. coli confirmed in three swimmers at Lake Minnetonka

  • Article by: ASHLEY GRIFFIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 20, 2013 - 1:59 AM

Ashley Griffin • 612-673-4652

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  • A man floats in Cruiser Bay at Big Island in Lake Minnetonka, MN on July 19, 2013. ] JOELKOYAMA‚Ä¢joel koyama@startribune Three cases of E. coli have been found in swimmers at Big Island in Lake Minnetonka, and the state health department has issued its seasonal warning to swimmers. One person was hospitalized but all have recovered. We're checking to see if any beaches have been closed. Bacterial outbreaks like this become pretty common in the summer, as water temperatures rise and crud gets washed into lakes with summer rains.

  • A man enjoyed the sun as he floated near Big Island in Lake Minnetonka on Friday. Three cases of E. coli have been found in swimmers in that area of the lake, and the state Health Department has issued a seasonal warning.

  • Boaters and swimmers at Cruiser Bay at Big Island in Lake Minnetonka, MN on July 19, 2013. ] JOELKOYAMA‚Ä¢joel koyama@startribune Three cases of E. coli have been found in swimmers at Big Island in Lake Minnetonka, and the state health department has issued its seasonal warning to swimmers. One person was hospitalized but all have recovered. We're checking to see if any beaches have been closed. Bacterial outbreaks like this become pretty common in the summer, as water temperatures rise and crud gets washed into lakes with summer rains.

  • swimmer’s ick

    11

    waterborne illness outbreaks reported in Minnesota in 2012, a record-high.

    200

    people became ill last summer due to waterborne illnesses from swimming.

    4

    E.Coli outbreaks in lakes confirmed by the state since 2001.

    24

    swimming pool outbreaks and 15 beach outbreaks, sickening 900 people, recorded in Minnesota from 2000 to 2011.

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