Ahalanui Hot Pond reopens on Hawaii Island

Swimmers will be allowed back into the Ahalanui Hot Pond on the Big Island on Friday, a week after a visitor contracted a flesh-eating while swimming there.

Steve Johnson, a visitor from Maui who is still recovering, contracted the bacteria after cutting his foot prior to swimming in the pond.

County officials say they conducted water tests and found bacteria levels were normal.

Signs at the pond warn people who have open wounds not to swim in the water.

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