Washington lake closed after 200 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

July 16, 2014 5:04 PM

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Washington lake closed after 200 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

In a statement released by the Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Parksofficials, officials referred to the outbreak as a "norovirus-type illness." The lake, a popular weekend spot for locals looking to take a picnic and dip, has been temporarily closed until lab tests confirm the source of the outbreak.

"Horseshoe Lake park and swimming beach closed until further notice," reads an alert on the park's website. A sign on the park gates says the same thing.

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