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Denham Springs park to reopen after reports of skin infection

1 week 6 days 17 hours ago Wednesday, July 12 2017 Jul 12, 2017 July 12, 2017 5:01 PM July 12, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Alicia Serrano

DENHAM SPRINGS – A Denham Springs park is set to reopen to the public after it was closed amid reports of children contracting a skin infection after visiting the location. 

The Kidz Korner Playland was closed after parents began reporting that children were becoming infected with Impetigo, a bacterial infection that creates sores on the body, after visiting the park in late June. Mayor Gerard Landry says the park was being cleaned and the surfaces of the park were bleached down. 

Landry says fresh water is used from the city water system for the park and nothing was found wrong with it in regards to it potentially spreading the infection. Landry said the infection was spread through skin-to-skin contact. 

Landry told WBRZ earlier this month that he did not want to reopen the park until speaking with Department of Health officials. 

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