E. coli causes havoc in Fire Island

by Medindia Content Team on  July 10, 2006 at 10:48 AM General Health News
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E. coli causes havoc in Fire Island
With the virulent E coli having raised its ugly head, many thousands of Fire Island residents have been issued a warning to completely stop using tap water that has not been boiled. This is close on the heels of authorities having detected EColi presence in the samples.
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Nearly 100,000 pounds of ice and 30,000 bottles of water have been transported to Fire Island and will be given to almost 10 badly troubled communities.

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County Executive Steve Levy said "It's better to be safe than sorry."

E. coli triggers diarrhea, cramps, nausea and headaches especially dangerous for infants.

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