Authorities Suggest Drinking Boiled Water against E.Coli Threat

Authorities Suggest Drinking Boiled Water against E.Coli Threat More than 2,000 people living in the Burghead, Kinloss and Findhorn areas of Moray have been advised to boil their water before using it for drinking or cooking as authorities have observed tracks of bacteria in a storage tank that supplies water to residential area. Health experts notified that only a very small number of bacteria had been found during routine tests.

The acknowledged bug is found to cause sickness and diarrhea and a highly toxic strain of E coli and till now claimed the lives of around 51 people in Germany, Sweden and America.

A consultant in public health medicine with NHS Grampian, Dr. Diana Webster, said that there are different sorts of E coli and there were a very small number of bacteria in the water supply to cause any illness.

"As a precautionary measure we decided the best thing to do was to advise the residents to boil water until we have investigated the possible causes and made sure that the water is safe to use, following further sampling”, added Dr Diana Webster. "Protection of public health remains our priority so, although the latest result from the supply is good, we would like to see a further good result before lifting the boil water advice”.

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