Confirmed cases from Devon parasite outbreak rises to 46

Confirmed cases from Devon parasite outbreak rises to 46

Confirmed cases from Devon parasite outbreak rises to 46 – BBC News

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  1. A total of 46 cases of cryptosporidiosis have now been confirmed in the Brixham area by UKHSA
  2. The boss of South West Water (SWW) says she is truly sorry for the outbreak of a diarrhoea-type illness in south Devon
  3. Infections from the parasite cryptosporidium can be caused by drinking contaminated water or swallowing it in swimming pools or streams
  4. On top of the confirmed cases more than 100 other people have reported similar symptoms
  5. SWW says a damaged air valve on a pipe in a field containing cattle has been identified as a potential source of entry for parasites
  6. About 16,000 homes and businesses have been served boil water notices
  7. SWW CEO Susan Davy says the company will not stop working until the situation has been resolved

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-69026151

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