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Over 200 People Report Feeling Ill After Swimming In Horseshoe Lake

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File photo of a lake (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a lake (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP/CBS Seattle) — Authorities in Kitsap County, Washington, have temporarily closed Horseshoe Lake County Park while they investigate an outbreak of norovirus-type illness.

The health and park departments have received dozens of reports of people getting sick within a day or two of swimming at Horseshoe Lake. The source of the illness is still being investigated.

While originally only a few dozen cases were reported, according to The Kitsap Sun that number has since risen to 202.

Officials are asking people who got sick after swimming in the lake between Thursday and Sunday to contact the health department.

The county park appears to be the only area on Horseshoe Lake affected by the illness.

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