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2019 Outbreak of E. coli at Lake Nokomis, Minnesota

Disease investigators at the Minnesota Department of Health identified a total of 49 people who became ill with diarrhea after swimming at Lake Nokomis. This total, current as of August 16, 2019, included 3 lab confirmed cases of Shiga toxin-E. coli (STEC). Cases became ill after swimming at the lake between July 16 and August 11. No one was hospitalized.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Shiga toxin E. coli
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Recreational water
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Lake
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Lake Nokomis
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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