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State health, Minneapolis parks officials to discuss closing of Lake Nokomis beaches due to E. coli outbreak

Three cases of illness reported in children who swam at beaches


August 14, 2019


Media availability to provide information and details on closing of two Lake Nokomis beaches due to E. coli outbreak in three children who recently swam at the beach between July 26 and August 1.


7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, 2117 West River Road N, Minneapolis, MN 55411.


State health officials today confirmed Shigatoxin-producing E. coli in three children who swam at Lake Nokomis beach in late July and early August. The two beaches at Lake Nokomis will remain closed until further notice while the Minnesota Department of Health investigates.


• Waterborne disease specialists from the Minnesota Department of Health

• Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff

For more information, contact: Doug Schultz MDH Communications 651-201-4993

612-250-2236 cell


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