MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis officials say the algae bloom on Cedar Lake is likely of the harmful blue-green variety, capable of making humans and pets sick.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board said Friday that despite being called blue-green algae, the bacteria can actually have a vibrant rust color and may look like spilled paint.READ MORE: Avenica
People are advised not to go into the lake, located just west of Lake of the Isles, and not let their pets swim or drink the water.READ MORE: AP Source: Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett Taking Head Coach Job In Denver
Symptoms of sickness associated with blue-green algae include diarrhea, sore throat, vomiting, and headache. They can present just hours after exposure.MORE NEWS: Minnesota To Distribute 2.1 Million Free KN95 Masks
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