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E.Coli Alert for Flood-Affected Communities

November 8, 2022 12:19 pm in by
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High-levels of dangerous bacteria E.Coli has been found in floodwaters in across central and northern Victoria.  
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Initial tests by the Environmental Protection Authority show water in Rochester, Shepparton and Benalla to be the most contaminated in the state.
 
Most E-Coli is harmless, however, others can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and other illnesses. 
 
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It’s believed the bacteria has entered floodwater through residential septic tanks. 
 
Image: David Goodsell, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.
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