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Gastro outbreak timeline

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 13/08/2016

TIMELINE OF A BUG

TUESDAY

* Clear result in regular test of Havelock North water supply

THURSDAY

* Next regular test done

FRIDAY

* Results from Thursday's test indicate one potential positive and one negative for the presence of the E.coli indicator

* Increasing numbers of Havelock North people suffer stomach illness

* Decision to chlorinate the Havelock North water supply and issue a boil water notice taken

* Run on local stores to buy bottled water

SATURDAY

* Test results confirm the presence of indicator E.coli

* Health board testing of stools and results from the council's further tests won't be back until Tuesday next week at the earliest

OTHER

* The Havelock North water supply is physically isolated from the Hastings water supply and the connection valves remain closed.

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