Lake Wildwood beach closed due to suspected E-coli |

Lake Wildwood beach closed due to suspected E-coli

Signs and caution tape signify the closure of the Community Center Pool Beach at Lake Wildwood due to a suspected bacterial contamination. At least four people have contracted E-coli after swimming at the beach including three children and a pregnant adult female.
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The Community Center Pool Beach at Lake Wildwood has been closed because of suspected E-coli according to an email sent to Lake Wildwood residents.

“Due to a suspected E-coli count at the beach by the Community Center Pool, Nevada County Health Department has closed the beach (by the pool) until at least Monday, July 31,” the release stated. “We will advise when the beach reopens.”

A pregnant mother and at least three children between the ages of three and four years old have been admitted to area hospitals with suspected E-coli infections, one of which was taken by air ambulance on Saturday, according to a friend of the family, Emily Adams.

Symptoms of those infected included fever and bloody diarrhea.

“They’re really concerned that if other kids have these symptoms, that they’re not just going to go away,” Adams said.

Those infected were all swimming at the Community Center Pool Beach on the same day, according to Adams.

The email sent Saturday by the Lake Wildwood Association went on to say the Commodore Park Pavilion Beach at the lake remained open.

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