A Large Community Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Associated with Consumption of Drinking Water Contaminated by River Water, Belgium, 2010

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Article courtesy of  T. BRAEYE, K. DE SCHRIJVERE. WOLLANTS, M. van RANST, J. VERHAEGEN| July 25, 2014| ScienceOPEN.com| Shared as educational material

After a fire in Hemiksem, Belgium, a large number of residents experienced cases of gastroenteritis. After a retrospective study, it was found this outbreak was caused by tap water contamination. It was found that the fire brigade extinguished the fire with a mix of river and tap water, which caused the initial contamination. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2fSAJpY

 

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