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  • Cape Coral public safety officials knew a sample from the municipal water supply tested positive for a marker for E. coli four days before informing the city’s 200,000 residents and issuing a mandatory boil water notice.E. coli was discovered in subsequent testing before the public was alerted to the dangerous pathogen in their drinking water on the evening of Sept. 12. when a mandatory boil water alert was issued.Residents swarmed supermarkets clearing the shelves of bottled water, restaurants stopped serving certain items made with tap water, and Lee County Schools said students would be given bottled water and water fountains shut off.
  • Cape Coral’s municipal drinking water supply is tainted with the intestinal bacteria E. coli, officials said Monday, and ordered the city’s 190,000 residents not to drink their tap water.“Fecal coliforms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes,” officials said in a citywide boil notice warning. “Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune systems.”E. coli was found in the water supply in two places during routine testing and announced Monday, but no details were released concerning where in the city the bacteria showed up, how prevalent the E. coli outbreak was, nor how the pathogens got into the drinking water supply.Cape Coral officials said Monday that bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling the tap water for a full minute kills the bacteria and other organisms in the water and allows the water to be used after it cools.The Florida Department of Health says signs and symptoms of an E. coli infection, after an average incubation of 3 to 4 days, include diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
  • En las noticias de hoy, Los demócratas de la Cámara de Florida piden a los legisladores a considerar leyes de reforma de armas después del tiroteo masivo del martes, NCH anuncia que existe una gran necesidad de sangre tipo O, y algunos pozos de Immokalee dieron positivo para E. Coli.
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