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Contaminated well linked to illnesses at Montana resort

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — Montana health officials say contaminated well water from a resort near Yellowstone National Park has sickened 80 people.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services said at least 70 more cases are probably linked to the water from Campfire Lodge Resort located outside West Yellowstone, Mont., near Hebgen Lake.

Health officer Matt Kelley said the resort’s restaurant has been closed and a well shut off following the sicknesses reported on Thursday and Friday.

Kelley said the bacterial illness can cause fever, abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued a boil order for all water being used at the resort.

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