E. coli prompts advisories at 3 Lake Michigan beaches

Muskegon County
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UPDATE: Advisories for all three beaches have been lifted.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Officials are telling people not to swim in three Berrien County beaches due to E. coli levels.

The Berrien County Health Department has also closed Weko Beach, Warren Dunes and Cherry Beach for high level’s of E. coli.

It’s unclear what caused the bacteria spike.

E. coli can cause illnesses including diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illnesses and pneumonia, among other things.

Earlier this week, elevated levels of E. coli bacteria were detected at Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon. On Wednesday, the city said the warning had been lifted.


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