Posted by: Viv | 2009/01/22

Colera &  water filtration systems

Does water filtration systems clear water of colera - or do we still need to boil the water ?

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If you have any doubt about the safety of drinking water, then boil it or sterilise it with chlorination tablets (be quite sure you know how to use these.) Filtration helps, but its efficacy depends on the type of filter system - you may not be able to rely on it. Food that might have come into contact with contaminated water also needs to be cooked or peeled.

The risk for cholera depends very much on the area and your circumstances i.e. if you have access to municipal tap water.

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Posted by: Ruby | 2009/02/15

Hi Doc
we have a filtration system as our tap water is not fit for human consumption. we have both had mild to medium diahoree for more than 2 weeks now with the occassional cramps. everytime we eat about 15 - 20 minutes later we have to run. any suggestions? we are under a huge amount of stress at present , and we live in the south coast in kzn.

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