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Pool to reopen following possible E.coli scare

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM)  - The Opelika Sportsplex will reopen this week after, after city leaders shut it down for cleaning and testing.

The closure was a result of four young children becoming ill with possible salmonalla or  E.coli.

The children were admitted to East Alabama Medical Center, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Health officials confirm the kids had played in the water at the sportsplex around the same time.    

City leaders say they erred on the side of caution and shut the sportsplex down to clean and take water samples.

They tell us, all tests have come back normal, showing no fecal matter or bacteria in the water.

Meanwhile, the sick children are recovering as doctors await test results to confirm if salmonella or E.coli is to blame.

We'll keep you posted.

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