Health officials advise that water sources in Portland, Oregon, are contaminated

The water supply in Portland, Oregon, has been contaminated with E.coli bacteria. The population of the city has been advised to boil water for 1 minute before consuming it and to avoid drinking water directly from the tap.

Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to the many germs found in food and water that cause intestinal illness (such as cholera, E.coli, salmonella, and many viruses) by following food and water recommendations.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Food and Water Contamination.

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