Pneumonia Outbreak In Italy Might Have Been Caused by Bacteria in Water Supply

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Just recently, Italy has been hit by a strong pneumonia outbreak that afflicted over 100 individuals. Now, the Italian health officials are investigating whether the bacteria in the water supply are the culprits for this situation that affected the northern region of the European country.

Bacteria in the water supply might have caused the recent pneumonia outbreak in Italy

During the weekend, the public health authority in Brescia, Italy, issued general guidelines for those residents in the areas affected by the pneumonia outbreak to take some measures of precautions to avoid contracting the diseases which the officials now think might be caused by the bacteria in the water supply.

Accordingly, the residents of Northern Italy must use water filtration systems or change the old filter if they already have ones. Also, the authorities recommended people to let the tap water flow for at least 30-60 seconds before drink it or use it for cooking.

However, surprisingly, the water in the most-impacted nine cities in the northern region of Italy was deemed as safe to drink.

Now, the specialists have to wait a couple of day for the results of the tests the public health authorities conducted on samples of the water supply in the regions affected by the recent pneumonia outbreak in Italy.

Pneumonia outbreak in Italy sickened over a hundred people

According to the reports, the recent pneumonia outbreak in Italy approximately 150 people in Brescia came to local hospitals with pneumonia. However, Dr. Carmelo Scarcella, the head of the city’s health authority, claimed that the number of the new cases dropped over the weekend.

Unfortunately, the public health authorities in Northern Italy have not released how is the situation of this new pneumonia outbreak in other regions of Italy, so we can presume that only the northern part of the country is affected.

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Jasmine holds a Master’s in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and writes professionally in a broad variety of genres. She has worked as a senior manager in public relations and communications for major telecommunication companies, and is the former Deputy Director for Media Relations with the Modern Coalition. Jasmine writes primarily in our LGBTTQQIAAP and Science section.


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