E-coli scare: no-one hospitalised after all

Nobody has been admitted to Spaarne hospital in Hoofddorp suffering from an E. coli infection, a hospital spokeswoman said on Thursday. Earlier reports that five people with the symptoms of an E. coli-related illness were a misunderstanding, the spokeswoman said.

Some 180,000 households in an area stretching from the outskirts of Amstelveen to Haarlem and Zandvoort have been told to boil their drinking water until Monday at least after E. coli bacteria were found in an underground water tank.
The source of the contamination is still being sought.

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