CDC Reports Contaminated Eyedrops Linked to Rare Bacterial Infections, Three Deaths
The CDC reported Tuesday that three people have died, and four others have had eyeballs removed because of bacterial infections linked to contaminated eyedrops.
What is Shigella?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning against the drug-resistant bacteria.
Boil Water Order Issued in Wilmington
Any ice, baby formula, drinks or uncooked food made with water from Wednesday or later should be thrown out, town officials said.
Wilmington Under Boil Water Advisory After E. Coli Detected in System
A boil water advisory is in place in Wilmington, Massachusetts, after E. coli bacteria was detected in the water system. The bacteria can make people sick, especially children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. It’s a sign that fecal matter may have made its way into Wilmington’s water system. Wilmington residents should not drink or use tap...
Blue-Green Algae Shuts Down Worcester Lake Until Further Notice
City officials announced Wednesday morning that Coes Reservoir has been closed, which includes Binienda Beach, also known as Coes Pond Beach, until further notice. People should stay out of the water, avoid boat use and fishing and keep pets out of the water.
Bacteria Warning Closes Beach in Wareham
After water tests showed unsafe levels of bacteria at Little Harbor Beach, the waterfront was closed for about a day.
Gloucester Creek Closes to Swimmers Over High Bacteria Levels
A creek in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is closed to swimming because of high bacteria levels. The affected creek borders Good Harbor Beach, and it’s hard for beachgoers to tell what parts of the water are safe. There are signs, but they are spread out and barely noticeable. “We just came down and started swimming,” said Craig Gentilotti, who brought his...
High Bacteria Levels Close Creek at Good Harbor Beach
A popular swimming spot in Gloucester has closed due to bacteria.