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Vista Point to Re-Open Thursday

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No swimming! The Vista Point Campground is closed because of an outbreak of shigellosis. Officials suspect contamination in the water and the soil may have made several children who sick after swimming in the water. (WRAL-TV5 News)
DURHAM — A popular beach at Jordan Lake will re-open Thursday.

Final sediment tests at the Vista Point swimming area no longer show elevated levels of fecal contamination. Health officers say a shigellosis outbreak earlier this month was caused by swimmers using the lake as a restroom.

Follow-up tests on beach sediment will be now done on a weekly basis.


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