Department of Health says ‘swimmer’s itch’ not the cause of rash affecting Owasco Lake goers

While bird poop on the beach and lawn has at times been an issue for those enjoying Emerson Park, it became a more prominent problem when nearly 40 people contracted a rash during the Great Race weekend. Some community members, including Don DelloStritto, believed it was caused by duck itch, or cercariae. But the Cayuga County Health Department said Friday afternoon that test results on water a…

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