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Beach in Burrillville Closed after People get Sick

Beach in Burrillville Closed after People get Sick

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) _ State health officials have closed a beach in Burrillville after several people got sick after swimming there.
 
Health Department officials say they closed the Spring Lake Beach Facility after learning that several people who swam there on July 4 became ill with bloody diarrhea.
 
The source of the illness hasn't been identified. Health officials say they're testing the water for bacteria and the results are expected Monday. The beach has no history of high bacteria counts.
 
Health officials say it doesn't appear that food caused the illnesses. They're advising anyone who recently swam at Spring Lake Beach and developed diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever or vomiting to see a doctor.

 

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