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Another E. Coli Case Involving Md. Child Linked To Central Pa. Lake

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FORT LOUDON, Pa. (AP) — Another case of E. coli infection has been linked to a lake at a central Pennsylvania park, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14.

 

State health officials said Thursday the latest case linked to the lake at Cowans Gap State Park involves a child from Maryland.

 

The lake was closed to recreational use last week after a series of E. coli infections were reported by people who had gone swimming or done other activities there.

 

All but one of the cases involve children. The latest child affected is the third Maryland resident to become ill.

 

Health officials say a well at the park has also tested positive for E. coli, but not the strain that has made people sick.

 

The park is about 60 miles west of Harrisburg.

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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