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Contaminated Water Sickens Nearly 500 People In Eastern China

SHANGHAI

Hundreds of people in eastern China have been infected with bacteria which can cause dysentery after drinking contaminated water, state media said Monday, prompting the closure of a local water plant. A report by the local government published on Sunday found that nearly 500 people had been infected with shigella bacteria – a genus of microbes that can cause dysentery.

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