E. Coli Symptoms, Avoiding Illness in Minnesota Waters

Updated: 07/19/2013 6:39 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

Doctor explains how to prevent E. coli.
Doctor explains how to prevent E. coli.

Photo: MGN Online
Photo: MGN Online

News of an E. coli outbreak in the Big Island area of Lake Minnetonka have caused Minnesotans to think twice before boating and swimming in the popular waters.

On Friday, July 19, the Minnesota Department of Health reported that three E. coli illnesses have been linked to swimming the Big Island area of Lake Minnetonka.

Click here to read the story about the outbreak.

The department of health offers these suggestions to avoid the illness:

Tips to Healthy Swimming

Symptoms of E. Coli