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Jun 26, 2013 11:10 PM by Kate Richards

Beach reopened after high levels of bacteria

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - The swim beach at Lake Loveland has reopened after being closed when tests showed high levels of bacteria.

Loveland Recreation Supervisor Tim Larkin says the beach was shut down Tuesday following the discovery of high levels of E. coli bacteria. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports the results of new tests allowed the beach to reopen Wednesday morning.

E. coli is a type of bacteria that can cause symptoms including nausea, vomiting, stomachache, diarrhea, headache and fever. The bacteria can originate from water runoff, malfunctioning septic systems, improperly disposed diapers or waste from other swimmers, pets and birds.

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