E.coli - Tylden, Australia

Authorities have detected the presence of the bacterium E. coli in the water supplies of the central Victorian town of Tylden. When E. coli is detected in water supplies, it is indicative of fecal contamination of the water and creates the risk of gastrointestinal infections. E. coli was also detected in Kyneton, Tarnagulla and Serpentine following the extensive floods in the area.

While free bottles of water may be available while the water systems are flushed, travellers to this area should be aware of the risk of exposure to E. coli.

Please refer to the GHNN Diseases Health Library for more information on exposure to and prevention of travellers diarrhea.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Traveller's Diarrhoea.

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