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Fresh Outbreak Of Parasite In Roscommon Water

25th October 2013
Fresh Outbreak Of Parasite In Roscommon Water

#Pollution - RTÉ News reports on a new outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in Roscommon's water supply - the third such incident this year.

Five months ago Afloat.ie reported on the last outbreak of the water-borne parasite cryptosporidium, which saw at least 13 people treated for stomach complaints.

Three dead calves found in a stream that flows into one of Roscommon town's main water sources were alleged as the source of that previous surge of the disease-causing micro-organism.

The latest incident affects the Killegian Water Supply Scheme in the south of Co Roscommon near Athlone, and a 'boil water' notice has again been issued for the county.

Published in Inland Waterways
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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