Drinking water blamed in hundreds of illnesses, 13 deaths, CDC reports

Photo: Max Pixel / MGN License LinkMGN Image 09 NOV 17 16:55 ET By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Clear water is not always a sign of clean water — or so suggest two new reports on water-associated disease outbreaks published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2013-14, a total of 42 drinking-water-associated outbreaks caused by infectious pathogens, chemicals or toxins were reported to the CDC from 19 states. The reports do not include lead contamination. These outbreaks led to at least 1,006 cases of illness, 124 hospitalizations and 13 deaths across Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho,...

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