Westmoreland County Water Warning
Note and comment on the use of “claimed.”
Symptoms of human exposure to the parasite are flu-like: cramping, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Area hospitals did not see any affected patients Sunday, said Excela Health spokeswoman Jennifer Miele.
But Donna Gray, 71, of Apollo claims that her water caused the flu-like symptoms that she struggled with last week.
“I was drinking the water all week until Thursday evening,” she said. “At first, I thought I had the flu, but then I realized with how fast it was out of my system that it had to be something else.”
Kerr said on Thursday that the filtration deficiency which caused the problem could have occurred at one of seven filtration units in the four days leading up to the alert.
Gray claims the water she drank on Tuesday was contaminated and the source of her two-day illness.
The Johnstown Flood legend.