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MDH: 49 illnesses reported in people who swam at Lake Nokomis, including three confirmed cases of E. coli.

MDH: 49 illnesses reported in people who swam at Lake Nokomis, including three confirmed cases of E. coli. Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: August 16, 2019 01:14 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health has reported that 49 illnesses have been reported in people who swam at Lake Nokomis. 

The illnesses include three confirmed cases of E. coli. 

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MDH reports the cases include both children and adults. According to MDH, people became ill after swimming at the lake between July 16 and Aug. 11. 

Most of the cases were identified through a survey sent out by MDH. 

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced that Lake Nokomis beaches will remain closed for the rest of the swimming season. 

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