The water is now safe to drink in Cripple Creek Mountain Estates. After cleaning and testing, the boil order for customers of the Mountain Mutual Water Company in Teller County has been lifted.
E-coli is found in animal feces and can cause illness in humans. Somehow the bacteria found... more »
A mandatory boil order remains in effect for the Mountain Mutual Water Company in Teller County.
Test results received yesterday showed e-coli readings above safe levels.
Results today show safe levels. However, the boil order remains in effect as a precaution.
E-coli is found in animal feces... more »
Food safety advocates are pushing the U.S. government to step up efforts to monitor less common E. coli strains.
The food industry and government regulators have focused for years on finding the most virulent strain, which has killed hundreds of people and sickened thousands every year.
But they... more »
Two people briefed on the probe say the FDA is focusing its investigation on lettuce grown in Arizona as a possible source for an E. coli outbreak.
At least 19 people in Ohio, New York and Michigan have been sickened, including students on three college campuses, prompting a recall... more »
Colorado health officials say a Denver-area E. coli outbreak in January and February was likely caused by exposure to animals at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
A report Friday from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the outbreak probably originated in a "Feed the... more »
One of Britain's top microbiologists has advised parents that children under five shouldn't be allowed to touch or feed animals at petting zoos. Professor Hugh Pennington said no matter how vigilant parents were; young children would inevitably put their fingers in their mouths - putting them at greater risk to... more »
After years of unexplained, random jumps in the levels of bacteria in Fountain Creek, federal officials believe they've found the likely culprit: pigeons. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey examined a 12-mile stretch of the creek and found high levels of E. Coli below Manitou Springs. Researchers tested to see... more »