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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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Update: Brownsville residents who have lived without hot water now given temporary solution

  Residents have gone months without hot water and more than a week without gas leaving them without something most us take for granted, however now a temporary solution is being provided. One resident we spoke to says her parents had been living months without hot water. “We haven’t been able to take a bathe with hot water for about 4 months now, I would heat the water up in the stove and that’s how we would bathe,” the resident told us. Brownsville Housing Authority referred Fox News to The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD Regional...

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