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Camp in Middlefield closed after E. Coli outbreak

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 08:56:46-04

Plast Camp in Middlefield is closed after two confirmed cases of E. Coli.

The camp reached out to the Geauga County Health Department on Wednesday to report six kids were feeling sick. That night, one confirmed case of E. Coli was confirmed. Geauga Health suggested the camp close its swimming pool.

On Thursday, the camp reached out to the health department again to report potentially 35 sick children and to ask for guidance on how to proceed. Geauga Health suggested the camp shut down so it could be investigated. A second case of E. Coli was confirmed that night.

Plast Camp has been in the process of sending campers home and closing the camp since Thursday. The camp is expected to be completely closed by Saturday and is being investigated by Geauga Health and the Ohio Department of Health.

The camp will be cleaning the facility while it is closed.

Geauga Health does not believe there is a threat to the general public as of now.