‘Fecal bacteria’ forces popular hiking spot to close at Lake Mead in Arizona
HOOVER DAM, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The National Park Service is warning Lake Mead visitors about high levels of “fecal bacteria” that were found in Arizona Hot Springs.
Specific details on when the park facilities closed and what prompted testing weren’t immediately released. At this time, there are no reports of any illness. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, “many diarrheal diseases spread through unsafe water and sanitation.” These conditions, along with poor hygiene, can also cause the deadly diseases cholera and typhoid fever.”
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