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Health Officials Investigating Hot Springs After Illness Outbreak

About 30 people may have gotten sick from visiting the Frog Pond Hot Springs near Gerlach in May.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is conducting an investigation after a group of campers became sick after their visit.

The hot springs sit on a private property but are a popular attraction at the edge of the Black Rock Desert near Reno.

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The Nevada County Public Health Department conducted a test and found that it preliminarily tested positive for a nontoxigenic vibrio species – a gastrointestinal bacteria.