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E. coli found in lake near Hampton

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HAMPTON (KWWL) -

A swimming advisory has been issued for Beeds Lake State Park.

Officials say this is the fifth time this summer an advisory has been issued for the lake. The latest comes after water tests taken earlier this week.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says water taken from Beeds Lake showed high levels of E. coli bacteria.

Some strains of E. coli can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia that can lead to death.

A swimming advisory does not close the beach at Beeds Lake. Anyone swimming should take extra precautions, by showering shortly after swimming and avoiding the ingestion of lake water.

 

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