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Wichita-area splash park reopens after illness outbreak

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) – A Wichita-area splash park that closed after an illness outbreak has been allowed to reopen.

Sedgwick County health officials said the Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard has exceeded health recommendations and could for reopen this weekend.

The splash park closed June 18 after several people became ill with bacterial infections.

The approval to reopen comes after the facility made several changes and after testing done on July 21 and an inspection on July 16.

Sedgwick County Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns told the park in a letter on Friday that the health department is satisfied the park meets all requirements and there is no risk of infection.

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